IST 612: Youth Services in Libraries and Information Centers

This course includes a discussion of collection development—both in schools and in public libraries—that meets the needs of diverse learners. This includes developmentally appropriate literature and library programming, practical applications, and use of children’s literature to encourage ongoing literacy, storytelling, digital media literacy, and a range of available materials to meet the needs of children across mediums.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and evaluate children’s and young adult literature genres and literary elements.
  • Evaluate and discuss the aspects of diversity in collection development.
  • Create and assess instructional activities and strategies that promote reading for enjoyment, literacy development, and STEM learning.
  • Use knowledge of research and theory to support program decision-making.

Tools and Concepts:

  • Theories and practices
  • Media, literature, and emerging trends in youth services
  • Necessary competencies for youth literacy development

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