Module Identifier ILM4730  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Gwilym Huws  
Semester Available all semesters  
Pre-Requisite ILM4630  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment report or essay 2,000-2,500 words Please note that ILM4630 and ILM4730 must be taken together.33%
Semester Assessment report or essay 2,000 words  33%
Semester Assessment essay 2,500 words  33%

Learning outcomes

After studying this module you should be able to:

Brief description

The module has been designed to meet the changing roles of qualified librarians working in school libraries, School Library Services and in Children's and Young People's departments of the public library service. Since the centrality of the role of libraries in the education process has gained wider acceptance, the need for professional librarians working in these areas to understand and be informed about educational issues has increased, in order for them to play a more active role in curriculum planning, information skills teaching as well as the more traditional role of supporting the development of literacy. Other areas that require exploration at an advanced level include the effects of social and technological changes on children's needs and interests, theories of reading and current publishing trends. The modules will also offer advanced study of important areas of management such as planning the space resource, resource management and the management of collections.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
AASL & AECT (1998) Information Power: building partnerships for learning Chicago: American Library Association
Beard, R (1990) Developing reading 3-13 London: Hodder and Stoughton
Bettelheim B. & Zelan, K (1991) On learning to read: the child''s fascination with reading London: Penguin
Bruner, J. S (1974) Towards a theory of instruction Cambridge (Mass): Havard University Press
Chambers, A (1983) Introducing books to children Heinemann: Educational Books
Eyre, G (1994) Making quality happen: a practical guide to promoting your library Youth Libraries Group, Library Association
Henri, J (1988) The school curriculum: a collaborative approach to learning Wagga Wagga (New South Wales): Centre for Library Studies Riverina Institute of Higher Education
Hunt, P (1995) Children''s literature: an illustrated history Oxford: Oxford University Press
Kuhlthau, C (1996) Virtual school library: gateway to the information superhighway Englewood (Colorado): Libraries Unlimited
Snyder, I. & Joyce, M (1998) Page to screen: taking literacy into the electronic era London: Routledge
Spink, J (1989) Children as readers: a study London: Bingley
Streatfield, D. & Markless, S (1994) Invisible learning? The contribution of school libraries to teaching and learning London: British Library
Townsend, J. R (1990) Written for children: an outline of English-language children''s literature London: Bodley Head
Wall, B (1990) The narrator''s voice: the dilemma of children''s fiction Basingstoke: Macmillan
Walvin, J (1982) A child''s world: a social history of English childhood 1800-1914 Harmondsworth: Penguin


This module is at CQFW Level 7