INF521 Literature and Other Resources for Children and Youth (8)

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
Session 1 (30)
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
HD/FL
Duration
One session
School
School of Information Studies
Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF205 or INF442

Subject Relationships
INF205 Paired Subject
Incompatable Subjects
INF205 INF442
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify significant historical developments in 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 program 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;
  • 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
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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

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