Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 12 Hours.
Seminars / Tutorials 6 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   100%

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module you should be able to:

  • explain the meaning, forms and value of literacy;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the acquisition of reading skills and the reading habits of young people;
  • summarise the influence which information technology and the media have on the development of the child, children's book publishing and library provision;
  • describe the role of the British children's public library service and associated organisations in supporting the social, educational and cultural needs of the young;
  • outline the principles of managing the collection of a children's library;
  • discuss the value and range of promotional activities currently offered by children's libraries.

Brief description

The course is designed to give an understanding of the child and the child's world, and will provide a critical appreciation of the wide range of library collections available to the young. The contribution which public libraries make to the development of literacy amongst the young will be demonstrated and an insight offered into the range of services provided by libraries and other organisations for the young.

Transferable skills

  • Independent Project Work
  • IT and Information Handling
  • Writing in Academic Context
  • Oral discussion and presentation
  • Career Needs Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Group Activity


This module is at CQFW Level 6