IS 445 Information Books and Resources for Youth

Evaluation, selection and use of information books and other resources for young people (ages 0-18) in public libraries and school media centers; explores standard selection criteria for factual print and nonprint materials in all formats and develops the ability to evaluate and promote nonfiction books and resources according to their various uses (personal and curricular) and according to young people's various needs (intellectual, emotional, social and physical).

Learning objectives

  • Students will become comfortable in evaluating informational materials in various media for the purpose of collection development, programming, and curriculum support.
  • Students will become conversant with important issues in collection development and organization peculiar to information books.
  • Students who "only read fiction" will discover their personal comfort zone among informational materials, and be able to impart their newfound enthusiasm to youth patrons.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Summer 2018

    • IS445AO
      Mon, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Linda Diekman
      CRN
      39546
      Length
      8 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
  • Spring 2019

    • IS445AG
      Wed, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Room 242
      On-Campus
      This is a hybrid course that meets with IS 445 AU and IS 445 AO.
      Instructor
      Elizabeth Bush
      CRN
      67376
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS445AO
      Wed, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Online
      This is a hybrid course that meets with IS 445 AG and IS 445 AU.
      Instructor
      Elizabeth Bush
      CRN
      67427
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      2 - 4
    • IS445AU
      Wed, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
      Room 242
      On-Campus
      This is a hybrid course that meets with IS 445 AG and IS 445 AO.
      Instructor
      Elizabeth Bush
      CRN
      67655
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      3

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).