Services and Collections for Children and Teens

LIS607

This course introduces students to the management of library and information services, programmes and collections for children and teens in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand’s bicultural and multicultural environment.

  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $1,896 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2022
    Trimester 3 2022 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

Children and teens are a very significant group of library users, with distinct needs. Libraries and information services play a pivotal role for this user group in providing access to information, developing information access skills and stimulating reading. School libraries and children’s and teens’ library services can have a major positive impact on student achievement and learning. Librarians need to be equipped with particular skills to cope with special collections and needs of children and young people. This course provides students with the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and skills essential for the understanding and management of library and information services for children and teens.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

 

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Explain the features of current library and information services for children and teens, and discuss issues, research and trends in public libraries and schools, in New Zealand and overseas, and how these might affect the services for this user group.
  • Plan and manage collections and services targeted at children and teens.
  • Describe and apply ethical management and use of information, equity of information access, freedom of information, privacy, cultural knowledge, and copyright, in New Zealand’s bicultural and multicultural environment, to the provision of library and information services for children and teens.
  • Evaluate the ways in which library and information services respond to and connect children and teen information and literacy seeking requirements with collections and services.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed.

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate
Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

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Oct

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  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $1,896 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2022
    Trimester 3 2022 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying