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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.

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.

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