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SLIS 754 - Library Programming for Children and Young Adults

Class Session: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Friday, December 07, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Instructor: Clayton Copeland

Note: Please register for for this course by August 17, 2018. Sections for this course: J50 (SC), J91 (Other States Cohort), J92 (Other Countries Cohort). J91 and J92 students pay the cohort tuition rate.


Course Description

The nature, philosophy, and development of non-curricular programs for children and young adults in the school and public library. Among the types of programs to be discussed are storytelling, film programs, reading programs, programs for parents, and other activities associated with library service to young people. Students will study the principles and problems involved in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs of this nature.


Online Session Information

There will be live online sessions via Adobe Connect on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 pm ET. Students participation for the live online sessions is optional students are responsible for all material covered.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Information is accurate as of June 25, 2018, 4:04 am (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.



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