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INF205 Literature and Other Resources for Children and Youth (8)

Abstract

This subject provides a broad overview of literature and other resources for children and youth from a public librarian's perspective. This subject traces the development of literature and other resources paying particular attention to the technological, cultural and social influences that have shaped this development. A range of genres and formats are explored and attention given to new and emergent trends in reading and engagement with materials and formats. The role that libraries and librarians play in these trends will be discussed. The role of the public library in literacy development and in promoting engagement with reading for pleasure and recreation will also be explored.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF205
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF521 or INF442
Incompatible subject(s)
INF442 INF512 INF521

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify significant historical developments and the production of materials for children and young adults worldwide;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, creativity and aesthetic values of literature and other resources;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of literacy and the role public library programs have in supporting language and literacy development;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of a range of literacies;
  • be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the literature and resources, authors and creators, genres and formats;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the criteria needed to critically evaluate and select literature and other resources for children and young adults for public library collections; and
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues and concerns associated with the selection and provision of materials in multiple formats for children and young adults.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Historical developments in writing and the production of materials for children and young adults worldwide
  • Survey of literature and resources for children and young adults
  • Criteria for selection of materials and technologies
  • Selection and collections
  • Libraries and the development of creativity and imagination
  • Libraries and cultural understanding
  • Literacy support
  • 21st century literacies

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 14 December 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.