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Office of Continuing and Distance Education

Lincoln Building
120 North Lincoln Street
Kent State University
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Tel: 330-672-3100
Fax: 330-672-2079

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Spring 2015 Library and Information Science Workshops

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Please note: All online courses and workshops have an additional distance learning fee of $12 per credit hour. All on-campus workshops meet from 9:00am - 4:30pm each day.

To register for a workshop, visit the Credit Registration Information page.

A confirmation letter will be sent via your email approximately three weeks prior to the workshop.  If you have not received a confirmation letter via your email address, please call our office at 330-672-3100.

IMAGE: Mouse Icon   Archival Description:  DACS, MARC, and EAD
This workshop will introduce participants to the three standards central to archival description: Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC), and Encoded Archival Description (EAD). Students will gain knowledge of how archival collections are organized and described, and learn the key components of archival finding aids (including biographies and administrative histories, scope and content notes, and other elements specific to archival description). They will then generate electronic versions of these descriptions in both MARC and EAD formats.

Jan 23 - Feb 20, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN#21291
Instructor:  Karen Gracy

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This workshop will give participants experience with reading, writing and producing library marketing and operational documents typically generated by libraries and library-related agencies. After completing this workshop, students should be able to:  Write a press release for a library, design an annual report for a library, design and create documents outlining procedures and programs for library service, design and create a library newsletter, and work comfortably with desktop publishing and Web 2.0 tools.

Mar 29 - Apr 25, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN#21661
Instructor:  Ed Rossman 

IMAGE: Mouse Icon   Designing Successful Grant Projects
Participants will discuss various grant projects utilized by librarians to serve library patrons and the community, reviewing projects in the areas of literacy, older readers, services to people with disabilities, among others. Students will be introduced to the major components of grant writing and will learn how project ideas result in a successfully funded proposal. As a result of this workshop, students will have increased knowledge, skill and experience in developing grant projects that will bring in new funds for their library.

April 1-21, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN#21292
Instructor:  Tom Szudy 

Developing Memorable Museum Tours
This workshop will examine the important role that museum tours play in fulfilling museums' educational and programmatic goals.  Students will examine the various types and styles of personally and technologically-mediated tours and look at their successful development as well as weighing their relative strengths and limitations. Students will learn to use museum tours as a tool for communicating with specialized museum audiences including children, families and special interest groups

Library Room 332
F, S April 10-11, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN#21293
Instructor:  Edith Serkownek

Genealogy and Local History Research Methods for Librarians
During this workshop, participants will learn how to interpret questions and find appropriate sources in order to guide genealogists, local historians and other researchers to the next source. They will become familiar with census records, government documents, local history resources, online resources for genealogy and a variety of public records found in court houses, including birth, death, marriage and divorce records.

State Library Room 108
March 13-14, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN#21294
Instructor: Miriam Kahn

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This workshop seeks to introduce participants to the theoretical and practical aspects of educating users in library research skills. It will familiarize students with the why, when, and how of user education. It will bring together for the participant considerations in designing,implementing, and evaluating instructional programs.  Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be equipped to apply learning theory for adult learners in an information literacy program and design an instructional session, using appropriate methods.

March 2-30, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 21444
Instructor: Don Wicks

Museums and the Law
In this workshop, students will examine the ways in which museums and the law intersect from a variety of perspectives including museum organization and board functions, national and international laws and regulations, intellectual property, cultural appropriation, and freedom of expression.  Students will gain a broad overview of the most significant legislation and regulations that affect museum operations.


February 3-28, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN21295
John Simmons

PHP and MySQL for Web Database Creation and Implementation
This workshop offers a basic understanding of PHP (Personal Home Page Tools, a server-side scripting language) and MySQL (a powerful database system that is used for storage and retrieval of information residing on a server but accessed through a Web interface). Participants will learn to build and configure PHP as a server module and implement a MySQL database with which a Web interface will interact.*Participants must have familiarity with HTML, programming, database theory and browsers.

Feb 9 - March 9, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 21296
Instructor: Thomas Froehlich

IMAGE: Mouse Icon Sports Reference: Sources for Sports Information
Students will gain insight into the breadth of the topic of sports and society as well as awareness of potential sources they can use to assist patrons. People who study an aspect of sports, or who simply are interested as fans or participants, will have opportunity to acquire new information tools with which to broaden their understanding of sports.  By the end of the workshop, students should be able to understand the structure of sports information sources, both print and electronic, and answer a wide variety of sports-related reference questions.

Jan. 26-Feb 23, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 21443
Instructor: Don Wicks

White Gloves and Red Paint: Handling and Labeling Museum Collections
This workshop is a good way for future museum professionals to gain a firm understanding of museum standards for handling and physically numbering objects. This workshop will identify different numbering techniques for assorted collection media and offer hands-on experience in applying the techniques. In addition, it will teach students museum standards in handling different collection media and offer hands-on experience in applying these with replica objects or non-accessioned objects. The goals will be met by observing and practicing hand-on techniques with museum professionals.

Fri Feb 27 Library room 314
Sat Feb 28 Rockwell Hall
1 graduate credit hour $485
Parking $6
LIS 50693 CRN# 21512
Instructor: Joanne Fenn

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