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LIST 2002

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Credit Hours   3   
Course Title   Services To Children And Youth   
Prerequisite(s)   LIST 1101 and LIST 1105   
Corequisite(s)   None Specified   
Catalog Description   
This course introduces students to library services for children and youth.  Components include basic reference and information assistance; basic selection and use of books and electronic resources; audiovisual materials and equipment; the Internet; censorship issues; programming and outreach; and the skills necessary to serve children and youth in today’s changing library environment.    
Expected Educational Results   
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to:

A. Discuss the philosophy of public library service to children and youth.
B. Discuss the history of public library service to children and youth.
C. Demonstrate an understanding of basic issues in children’s and youth services in today’s libraries.
D. Identify basic user characteristics of preschoolers, children, and youth.  
E. Work with basic selection tools to assist with collection development.
F. Provide information services for children and young adults.
G. Conduct a search using basic search strategies.  
H. Understand censorship issues and the need for a collection development policy.  
I. Help children and youth choose among fundamental services: the library catalog, electronic databases (GALILEO), the World Wide Web.
J. Demonstrate the basics of searching using these fundamental services.
K. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System.
L. Demonstrate a working knowledge of audiovisual materials and equipment.
M. Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of programming for children and young adults, including storytelling.
N. Demonstrate the use of effective interpersonal skills in interactions with children and youth and their parents and caretakers.  
O. Identify issues relating to use of the Internet by children.
P. Contribute to the design and creation of library exhibits for children and youth.
Q. Understand basic issues relating to library safety and security for children and youth

General Education Outcomes   
I.    Students will develop skills in library services to children and youth and an
understanding of services to children and youth through the following ways:  

A. Active learning in class discussions, small-group activities, and individual assignments
B. Structured-learning activities using various resources, including databases, books, periodicals, and the Internet
C. Structured-learning activities demonstrating successful interactions between   paraprofessionals and library users
D. Group projects
E. Comprehension of textbook materials

II.   Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills through  
the following ways:  

A. Learning to identify the needs of children and youth
B. Learning to identify basic sources for evaluating materials for children and youth
C. Learning to provide information service and assistance with reference service to children and youth
D. Learning to select the strategies for successful searches
E. Choosing age-appropriate delivery methods  
F. Understanding issues relating to library safety and security for children and youth

III.  Students will develop lifelong learning skills in a supportive library-classroom                                                            
environment and in the library through the following ways:

A.   Learning about information resources and how to find them and use them
B. Learning about ways to organize, access, manage, and promote resources
C. Learning about ways to provide information to others
D. Learning about ways to interact with children and youth
E. Learning to use libraries and information centers to enhance personal growth

Course Content   
Course content will include the following:  

A.    History and philosophy of library service to children and youth
B. Basic selection tools
C. Basic reference sources, including almanacs, dictionaries, and encyclopedias
D. Basic print and electronic materials for children
E. Children’s book awards
F. Audiovisual materials and equipment
G.    Storytelling skills  
H     Communication skills
I. Programming, displays and exhibits
J. Security and safety issues in the library
K. Internet issues
L. Outreach programs

Assessment of Outcome Objectives   
I.  Projects will include the following:

A.    (30% of grade)   Active participation in class discussions, activities, and
B.    (10 %)   Essay  
C.    (20 %)   Quizzes
D.    (20 %)   Group library project
E.    (20 %) Final examination

II.   Departmental Assessment

A. Every two years a department committee appointed by the Library (LIST) Program committee will select a representative sample of the public services in libraries and information centers class course materials.

B. The selected course materials will be evaluated according to the criteria set forth in the Expected Education Results section of the common course outline.

C.   In addition LIST will be reviewed under the Board of Regents every seven years.  


The Library Program Committee will use the information gathered from the departmental assessments to revise the course outline and course syllabus as needed.  

Last Revised: Aug. 08, 2011
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