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Credit and Non-credit Workshop Opportunities

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education offers credit and noncredit workshops and conferences designed to help you stay ahead of the curve in your career development. Professionals in all types of fields attend our programs to learn the latest trends, maintain credentials and get the hands-on training necessary for furthering their careers. Continuing and Distance Education Workshops are credit or noncredit activities that focus on professional tasks. They are characterized by cutting-edge topics, innovative formats and unconventional scheduling. They are also characterized by flexible schedules, including weekends, evenings and over university breaks. In addition to Kent State campuses, the Office of Continuing and Distance Education offers workshops on-site at businesses, schools, hospitals, libraries or other settings.

Participants who successfully complete credit-bearing workshops earn graduate-level university credits (usually one, two or three, depending on the workshop). Grading is on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Although noncredit workshops do not offer university credit, they may provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that are required in some professions.

Sponsored by Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) in conjunction with the Office of Continuing and Distance Education.

FALL 2014  LIS Workshops

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.

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.

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