Instructor: L. McKechnie
An introduction to materials for older children, primarily contemporary but also historical. Major genres, authors, and trends in literature for older children. Evaluation of library materials, both print and non-print and both fiction and informational, for older children. Reading competencies and interests and information behaviours of elementary school age children in grades three to six.
Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information
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 older children and develop collections and services to meet these needs (PLLO 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9);
2. Identify, evaluate, select and provide access to library materials for older children in a variety of formats (PLLO 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9).
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives