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Summer 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 @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 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.

ONLINE
August 3 - 14, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 15444 section 007
Instructor:  Karen Gracy

Mouse Icon  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
August 3 - 14, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 15386 Section 005
Instructor: Yin Zhang

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
July 13 - 31, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 15374 Section 001
Instructor: Tom Szudy

Mouse Icon Developing a Research Agenda for Academic Libraries
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.

ONLINE
May 18 - June 12, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 15377 Section 002
Instructor: Miriam Matteson

Genealogy and Local History Research Methods
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.

KENT
Library 319
F, S July 17 - 18, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 15380 Section 003
Instructor: Miriam Kahn

Mouse Icon Open Source Software
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
July 6 - 17, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
 LIS 50693 CRN# 15389 Section 006
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.

KENT
Library 319
F, S July 24 - 25, 2015
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 15383 Section 004
Instructor: Miriam Kahn