INF330 Library Services for Children and Young Adults (8)

Students are introduced to the role of the public library in supporting the learning and information needs of children and young adults. They are also introduced to strategies for facilitating access to library services and for planning, developing and implementing programs for children and young adults. Strategies for marketing and promotion of services catering to children and young adults will also be explored and issues which may impact on the effectiveness of services will be examined.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF330. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Information Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF505 or INF436.

Subject Relationships

INF505 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

INF436, INF505

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the developmental, informational and recreational needs of children and young adults;
  • be able to discuss current research into the information seeking behaviour of children and young adults;
  • be able to identify a range of appropriate strategies to promote the use of materials and resources to provide programs and services for children and young adults in the library;
  • be able to identify and apply knowledge of the needs of a variety of community and cultural groups, age groups and under-served groups of children and young adults in programs and services;
  • be able to plan and evaluate programs for children and young adults; and
  • be able to identify strategies used in dealing with challenges in delivering services to children and young adults in a library setting.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The characteristics of different age groups and their needs
  • Overview of public library programs
  • Planning and designing programs for children and young adults including those which address special needs and diversity
  • Promotion and marketing


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.