Collection Development in Libraries: Fall 2014

Instructor:

Michael Stoller

School:

Long Island University

Semester:

Fall 2014

Description:

To examine the principles, issues and best practices related to the development of a library collection serving an academic or research community in a college, university, public or special library environment. We will consider methods for identifying the needs of a user community, designing a collection policy, selecting and acquiring library materials in all formats, making decisions related to a collection’s management and preservation, and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of an existing collection.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://palmerblog.liu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/5161.pdf

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Materials for Young Adults

Instructor:

School:

Rutgers

Semester:

Description:

What is a “young adult”? What, then, is “young adult literature”? We will debate and discuss both questions, but there is one term that is sure to be mentioned often for both meanings of “young adult”: “change.” If nothing else, young adulthood is a time in which a person develops in new ways, and young adult literature itself has gone through great rising and falling waves. This class will take a unique approach to that theme of change by looking at YA literature through the eyes of the distinct and at times misaligned constituencies who judge it: publishers; reviewers; librarians; teachers; parents; and young adults themselves. In so doing we will acquaint ourselves with both classic and new young adult books, and thus students who are training to use books with teenagers will have a solid grounding in this ever-shape-shifting field. YALSA, the ALA division most relevant for this class, treats Young Adult books as written for readers ages 12-18, and that will be our guide.

Required Textbook:

Sutton, P. 2010. A Family of Readers..
Aronson. 2001. Exploding the Myth.

Link to Syllabus:

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/images/syllabus_548.pdf

Materials for Children

Instructor:

School:

Rutgers

Semester:

Description:

Examination and evaluation of both print and nonprint materials for children, birth to age twelve. Emphasis on literary and artistic interpretations of picture books and other visual media, including the World Wide Web; the integration of a range of materials into the educational process and the lives of children; and multicultural resources for our global society.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/images/syllabus_547.pdf

Materials for Children

Instructor:

School:

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Semester:

Description:

A course in children’s literature and related materials involving evaluation through in-depth criticism and thematic approaches, study of selection aids/criteria, examination of the history of children’s literature and current trends, use and promotion of materials, and investigation of reading, listening, viewing interests.

Required Textbook:

Bang, M. 2000. Picture this: How pictures work.
Horning, K.T. 2010. From cover to cover: Evaluating and reviewing children’s books.

Link to Syllabus:

http://lis.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/LIS617_rev_forweb.pdf