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Course Meeting Time: Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, UTA 1.502
Unique number
: 27975

Course Description
Materials in all formats suitable for use by and with children. Selection aids, application of selection and evaluation criteria, and materials planning. Applicable to services for children in both school and public libraries.

Dr. Immroth at Mount Rushmore

Professor: Dr. Barbara Immroth

Phone: (512) 471-3875
Office: UTA 5.412
Hours: Mondays 4:00 - 5:00 pm and by appointment.

Teaching Assistant: April Norris
Hours: By appointment

Course Objectives:

  1. The student should become familiar with materials in all formats suitable for use with children.
  2. The student should become familiar with aids for the selection of children's materials.
  3. The student should have practice in applying selection and evaluation criteria.
  4. The student should plan for the utilization of materials for children.
  5. The student should be aware of current issues and trends in library service to children.

In order to meet these objectives, the student will be required to complete the following:

  1. Read Through the Eyes of a Child for background and overview. Listen to, read, and view materials extensively. Discuss materials in class sessions. Individual experiences should be used to extend, rather than duplicate, your present background in children's literature.
  2. Read 2009 publications and write annotations to contribute to a current bibliography.
  3. Read "Chapter 7 : Tools and Aids for Selection" in Lukenbill's Collection Development for a New Century. (Z 675 S3 L8953 2002 PCL Reserves)  Examine selection aids in the library. Complete assignment on selection tools/reviewing journals.
  4. Use selection tools and evaluative criteria to compile a bibliography of book and non-print materials about a non-fiction subject.
  5. Read materials about programs for children.
  6. Select a current issues and trends topic. Read about the topic. Present the issue in a poster and as a class presentation.

Any student with a documented disability (physical or cognitive) who requires academic accommodations should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities are of the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259 (voice) or 471-4641 (TTY for users who are deaf or hard of hearing) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations.

Last updated August 22, 2009.