|Assessment length / details
|2 Hours Essay no more than 2,000 words
|Report no more than 2,000 words
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
*describe the major influences in the world of the child
*explain the meaning, forms and value of literacy
*outline the major types of national and regional literacy projects currently in place in the UK
*describe the reading habits of young people
*summarise the influence which the media and electronic publishing have had on the development of the child, children’s print and electronic book publishing, and library provision
*describe the structure and role of the British children’s public library service in supporting the social, educational and cultural needs of the young
*outline some of the pressing professional and political issues facing children’s librarianship
*outline the principles of managing the print and electronic collections of a children’s library
*explain the nature and importance of partnership
*discuss the value and range of promotional activities currently offered by children’s libraries
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.
|Students are encouraged to communicate experiences of certain exercises online to the tutor and other students. Information will be presented in the pieces of course work.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Problem-based learning through practical exercises will help students acquire learning skills.
|Students of this module will make extensive use of the Internet to access examples of professional practice. Additionally, some units offer the experience of interrogating e-books and also of evaluating e-resources for young people.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|The module is predicated on both academic and professional practice in the field of children’s librarianship, and the experience will equip students who wish to pursue a career in that sector of the ILS profession.
|Practical exercises will encourage problem solving and student-centred learning.
|Students will undertake a literature search and have to complete a review of literature for their assignment.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Evaluation of print and e-resources for children; management of print and e-resource collections; developing promotional strategies for children’s libraries and skills for working in partnership with library and non-library institutions
This module is at CQFW Level 6