PCC/ CCOG / ED

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ED 232

Course Number:
ED 232
Course Title:
Library Outreach to Diverse Communities
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Explores library services for diverse populations. Focuses on developing collections, services, and programs that promote inclusion. Discusses needs of the users from a multicultural perspective.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  1. Analyze multicultural outreach opportunities and challenges that exist in different types of libraries.
  2. Conduct a needs assessment of diverse populations.
  3. Develop services or programs for diverse populations.
  4. Articulate how diverse collections can support multicultural communities and inclusion.
  5. Create physical and online displays and materials to promote outreach services and programs.

Course Activities and Design

  1. Conduct a needs assessment of diverse populations and develop a service or program, based on the results of that need assessment.
  2. Create physical and online displays and materials to promote outreach services and programs.
  3. Interactive class discussions.
  4. Individual and group activities, projects, and presentations.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of multicultural perspectives and outreach strategies used in a library setting through class discussions, activities, projects, and presentations.
  2. Actively participate in class discussions.
  3. Actively collaborate with others to complete group activities, projects, and presentations.
  4. Complete class activities, projects, and presentations on time.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Multicultural perspectives in libraries.
  2. Outreach services to diverse communities served by libraries.