Highland Community College

Library Science

LS 101 Foundation of Library and Information Services (3)

This course will cover how libraries operate, the different divisions within libraries, what jobs are in each division, and how a library functions as a whole in terms of these divisions, including definitions of staff responsibilities and roles.  The principles and values of the library community, the Library Bill of Rights, and the Code of Ethics for libraries will be discussed.  Also covered will be a brief history of libraries, the different types of libraries, organizations that serve libraries, and a general overview of theory in terms of library and information services.

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LS 102 Children`s Literature (3)

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of children's literature.  The course will cover the theories, history, and types of children's literature.  Emphasis will be on giving students the ability to evaluate and select appropriate literature for various ages of children. The course is recommended for elementary education and library science majors and at some institutions is a requirement for those majors. Course material, however, will be broad enough to accommodate anyone with an interest in the field of children's literature.