Course Description

LIS 9361B-650 (Winter 2022)   Children's Materials (Birth - 7 years): Evaluation and Use

Instructor: L. McKechnie

Course Description
An introduction to materials for young children, primarily contemporary but also historical. Major genres, authors, illustrators and trends in literature for young children. Evaluation of library materials, both print and non-print and both fiction and informational, for young children. Supporting the development of young children as readers and information seekers through their interaction with library materials.


0.5 course


Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Identify the reading and information seeking needs and interests of very young children and develop collections and services to meet these needs (PLLO 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9);

2. Identify, evaluate, select and provide access to library materials for young children in a variety of formats (PLLO 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9).

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives