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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.

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

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
F, S March 13-14, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN#21294
Instructor:  Miriam Kahn

Mouse Icon 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.

Nov 3 - Nov 20, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN#21295
Instructor: Johm simmons

Mouse IconPHP 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 3-28, 2015
2 graduate credit hours $970
LIS 50693 CRN#21296
Instructor:  Tom Froehlich