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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

Library Services to Latino and Spanish-speaking Children and Families
Ltinos are the largest minority group in the United States, as well as the youngest and fastest-growing demographic in our population. However, many libraries still struggle to connect with Latino and Spanish-speaking families. Through exposure to excellent Latino children's literature, professional resources and model programs, participants in this workshop will learn to provide quality outreach, collections and programs that meet the information needs of Spanish-speaking families, regardless of their own Spanish-language skills.

Nov 10 - Dec 7, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $485
LIS 50693 CRN# 22900
Instructor: Katie Scherrer