IS 551 Youth Services Librarianship

Theory and techniques in planning, implementing and evaluating library programs/services for youth (age 0-18) in public and school libraries/media centers; the knowledge base, skills, and competencies needed by the library media professional in the development of all aspects of young people's reading/viewing/listening and information literacy skills.

Learning objectives

  • An understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of youth services librarianship
  • Specific knowledge, skills, and competencies needed for effective school and public youth services librarianship
  • Familiarity with quality professional materials relevant to youth services librarians

Recent syllabus

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).