INF330 Library Services for Children and Youth

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Duration: One session
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Awarded by: Charles Sturt University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Library Services for Children and Youth provides a comprehensive overview of the role that public libraries play in delivering information services and learning support to children and youth.

Covering strategies for facilitating access to library services and for the creation and promotion of children and youth targeted programs, this unit examines how services must be developed in response to the needs of a community, and the issues which may impact upon the effectiveness of library initiatives.

This unit, delivered online by Charles Sturt University, engages with current research into the information seeking behaviours of children and youth and examines how research findings can be applied in real-world situations.

Eligibility

Not available to students who have completed INF505 Library Services for Children and Youth, or INF436 Serving Children and Youth in Public Libraries.

Areas of study

In this information studies unit, the topics you will cover include:

  • The characteristics of different age groups and their needs
  • Overview of public library programs
  • Planning and designing programs for children and young adults including those which address special needs and diversity
  • Promotion and marketing

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Learning outcomes

This comprehensive unit will familiarise you with a range of strategies used in the development and implementation of youth initiatives within the public library system. Providing professional insights and skills, this unit offers advantages to anyone wishing to enter the public information services sector.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in INF330 Library Services for Children and Youth (8 points) from Charles Sturt University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.

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Financial assistance

All CSU units are full-fee paying. Students will be required to pay their tuition fees upfront, and will receive advice about payment options upon acceptance into the unit.

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