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Summer 2014 Library and Information Science Workshops

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Please note: All online courses and workshops have an additional distance learning fee of $10 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 IconArchival 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.

June 13 - July 5, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN#15437
Instructor: Karen Gracy

Mouse Icon Crisp Communications: Producing Clear, Concise Policies, Procedures and Public Relations Materials
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.

July 14 - August 9, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 14641
Instructor: Ed Rossman

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.

July 7-25, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 14865
Instructor: Tom Szudy

Mouse IconDeveloping a Research Agenda for Academic Librarians
The goal of this workshop is to assist new and future academic librarians in developing the skills and strategies needed for creating and sustaining a research agenda. At the end of the workshop, students will be able to discuss the history of tenure for library faculty and the relative pros and cons of the librarian tenure process, describe a variety of research methods and research designs appropriate for academic library-related research, and articulate an area of research of interest, including posing researchable questions in that area, describing methods for answering the questions, and proposing potential venues through which to distribute the results of the research.

June 30 - July 27, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 14866
Instructor: Miriam Matteson

Mouse Icon Learning 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.

July 18 - August 16, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 14927
Instructor: Donald Wicks


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.

June 9 - June 20, 2014
1 undergraduate credit hour $447
LIS 40693  CRN# 14636
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 14638
Instructor: Yin Zhang

Preservation of Library Materials
Various aspects of preservation will be covered in this workshop, including care and handling of general collections, disaster response and prevention, repair decisions as related to collection development and reformatting of brittle materials. Participants will gain a more complete understanding of the factors that influence the life span of print and non-print materials and will also develop skills to make repair decisions, respond to disasters and plan for water and fire damage.

The State Library Room 108
Fri - Sat July 18 - 19, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 14642
Instructor: Miriam Kahn

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.

Library Room 319
Fri - Sat August 1-2, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
Special fee $55
LIS 50693 CRN# 14634
Instructor: Miriam Kahn