Library Services for Children and Young People

Course code 72277

This course provides the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and skills essential for the understanding and management of library services for children and young people.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Topics covered include

  • library services for children and young people in schools and public libraries
  • identifying and responding to literacy and information-seeking requirements of children and young people
  • planning and managing collections targeted at children and young people, including collection development, marketing, promotion and programming
  • professional issues, current issues; and
  • research and future trends.

Admission requirements

We also recommend you study 72276 Literature & Information Resources for Children & Young Adults before you enrol in this course. If you do not have the prerequisites we may consider an alternative relevant library qualification.


This course is 100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course

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