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Fall 2014 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 kent.edu 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.

Mouse IconABC's of Emerent Literary: The Building Blocks for Infusing Early Lieterature Strategies into Preschool Storytimes
The purpose of this workshop is to inform youth services library practitioners and pre-service practitioners of emergent literacy basics, the role that librarians play in preschoolers' literacy development, and examples of children's literature that facilitate demonstration of basic skills in emergent literacy development. Students will look at and practice incorporating specific strategies within preschool storytimes and will create a six-week series of programs that infuses emergent literacy strategies.
* Students cannot receive credit for both this workshop and the workshop Library Programming for Families with Young Children.

ONLINE
Nov 3 - Nov 20, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN#23549
Instructor:  Celia Huffman

Access to Government Documents Online
Government documents contain a wealth of information that is seldom tapped by researchers and librarians. This workshop gives participants a basic working knowledge of these documents, methods for accessing them and an explanation of how the materials are arranged.

KENT
Library Room 319
Fri - Sat Sept 19-20, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
Parking $6
LIS 50693 CRN# 22883
Instructor: Miriam Kahn

Audiovisual Archiving
This workshop targets students and professionals who would like an introduction to the issues and challenges of preserving moving image and sound material. Through a combination of lecture, demonstrations and discussion, participants will be introduced to the core concerns of moving image and sound archiving, including basics of film and magnetic media care and handling, methods of preservation and restoration (for both analog and digital media), approaches to restoration, systems of description and retrieval for archival audiovisual material, and ways to provide access to audiovisual media.

KENT
Library Room 310A
Fri - Sat Sept 26-27, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
Parking $6
LIS 50693 CRN# 22887
Instructor: Karen Gracy

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Database-Driven Websites
Database-driven websites are commonly used to manage and publish data for sophisticated and complex websites. This workshop will be helpful to library and information science students, librarians, information specialists and anyone interested in understanding database-driven websites. Students will study applications that can produce database-driven websites, including both commercial and open source tools, and will learn possible ways to create such websites. In addition, students will get hands-on experience in creating dynamic database-driven websites using various approaches. Knowledge and skills in relational databases and HTML. *Participants should have some familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Access.

ONLINE
Nov 10-21, 2014
1 undergraduate credit hour $456
LIS 40693 CRN# 22897
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 22898
Instructor: Yin Zhang

Mouse IconDelivering Digital Reference
Participants will learn about the conceptual and practical aspects of electronic reference services, including OhioLINK, OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Information Network) and IPL (Internet Public Library). They will become familiar with recent developments, current practices, challenges and opportunities associated with these services, such as learning to adjust traditional reference techniques to the electronic environment and designing, implementing and evaluating an electronic reference service.

ONLINE
Sept 15 - Oct 13, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 22878
Instructor:  Don Wicks

Mouse IconDesigning 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.

ONLINE
Sept 15 - Oct 3, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 22876
Instructor: Tom Szudy

Mouse IconHow are we doing? An Introduction to Surveys
This workshop teaches the process of administering surveys from planning questions to using results. Participants will learn how to develop survey questions and identify managerial and ethical concerns. The hands-on exercises prepare participants to implement surveys in their current and future jobs. Students will learn how to plan a survey, how to write questions, what can be surveyed, how to recruit respondents, how to critique surveys, and what possible complications may arise.

ONLINE
Sept 15 - Oct 13, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN#23548
Instructor:  Sharon Holderman

Mouse IconLearning Library Instruction
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.

ONLINE
Nov 10 - Dec 7, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 22899
Instructor: Don Wicks

Mouse IconLibrary Services to Latino and Spanish-speaking Children and Families
Ltinos are the largest minority group in the United States, as well as the youngest and fastest-growing demographic in our population. However, many libraries still struggle to connect with Latino and Spanish-speaking families. Through exposure to excellent Latino children's literature, professional resources and model programs, participants in this workshop will learn to provide quality outreach, collections and programs that meet the information needs of Spanish-speaking families, regardless of their own Spanish-language skills.

ONLINE
Nov 10 - Dec 7, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 22900
Instructor: Katie Scherrer

  Mouse IconOpen Source Software for Libraries and Museums
More and more libraries and museums are beginning to embrace open source, utilizing open source software for a range of needs, from general (such as operating systems) to more specific tasks (ranging from very small utility software to major applications). This workshop covers topics related to open source for libraries and museums that attendees may apply in order to identify, evaluate and implement open source in libraries and museums.

ONLINE
Oct 13 - 24, 2014
1 undergraduate credit hour $456
LIS 40693 CRN# 22888
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 22889
Instructor: Yin Zhang

Repair Decisions and Methods for Circulating Materials
The goal of this workshop is to teach repair methods that are less damaging to books, leading to preservation-oriented, archival-quality collection maintenance. Participants will learn to determine the appropriate methods for preserving books, repairing torn pages, tipping in loose pages, tightening hinges, reattaching broken hinges, repairing simple spine damage, re-casing books, binding pamphlets and making simple phase boxes.

COLUMBUS
State Library Room 108
Fri - Sat Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
Special fee $55
Free parking
LIS 50693 CRN# 22893
Instructor: Miriam Kahn

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Tips and Tricks for Searching Online Databases
This workshop provides tips and tricks for different kinds of searches to enhance searching effectiveness. By the end of the workshop, students will acquire greater understanding of database structures and indexing, enhanced searching skills, and will become acquainted with the various types of tools available to aid online searching. In addition, they will consider the various merits of natural and controlled vocabulary searching and develop critical skills in evaluating databases and search output.

ONLINE
Nov 3 - Dec 7, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 22894
Instructor: Tom Froehlich

Mouse IconUsing JavaScript to Jazz up Web Pages 
Participants of this hands-on workshop will gain a working knowledge of JavaScript so that they can implement design features of Web pages, making them dynamic and interactive. This workshop will also teach students the tools to find and use JavaScript resources on the Internet. Some previous experience with HTML and computer programming is useful but not required.

ONLINE
Oct 27 - Dec 1, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 22892
Instructor: Tom Froehlich

Video Games in the Public Library
Electronic games are a huge and rapidly growing, global industry, and libraries are increasingly turning to them to draw hard-to-reach audiences like 20-somethings and teens. Learn how to implement and run successful, cost-effective video game programs in a public library setting. We'll look at using existing public library equipment, handling concerns about game content, and understanding just what players are talking about when they start speaking in gamer slang.

KENT
Library Room 319
Fri - Sat Nov 7-8, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
Parking $6
LIS 50693 CRN# 22895
Instructor: Fred Baerkircher

Writing and Developing an Exhibit Script
All exhibitions require expertise in writing and developing an exhibition script, starting with the initial exhibition proposal highlighting the theme, audience and significance. In addition, external communication to public outlets and the internal components of the exhibition itself must be scripted and send a cohesive message. Students will learn the written components of exhibition development; write an exhibition proposal; and work in a team environment to develop an exhibition concept and written materials.

KENT
Library Room 319
Fri - Sat Oct 17-18, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
Parking $6
LIS 50693 CRN# 22890
Instructor: Christine Fowler Shearer