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Wednesday Webinars

The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University frequently offers free online open houses, or interactive webinars, on various topics of interest to students, scholars and professionals in the LIS and IAKM fields. These are held usually every few weeks, and usually on a Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. (EST). Upcoming topics and schedules are announced on academic and professional listservs; if you would like to be added to the list to receive notification of upcoming webinars, email

Below are links to upcoming and recent Wednesday Webinars.


Upcoming Webinars

Schedule to come


Recent Webinars

Career Paths

Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation
Yin Zhang, Ph.D., Professor; Catherine Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Karen Gracy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. PowerPoint presentation for this webinar

Health Informatics - 3/29/12
Michael Bice, Professor, Health Informatics; Greg Kall, System Vice President, CIO, Information Technology and Services, Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio; and Janna Korzenko, IAKM Academic Program Coordinator

Health Informatics - 6/13/12
Michael Bice, Professor, Health Informatics; David Baldwin, Chief Information Officer, Robinson Memorial Hospital; and Janna Korzenko, IAKM Academic Program Coordinator

Museum Studies Specialization in the M.L.I.S.
Kiersten F. Latham, Ph.D., SLIS Assistant Professor, and Jason Crabill, M.L.I.S. (Kent State), Manager, Curatorial Services, Ohio Historical Society

Knowledge Management
Len Asprey, Adjunct Professor

Knowledge Management: The Role of Information Professionals in a Knowledge Economy
Denise Bedford, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Goodyear Professor of Knowledge Management

School Librarianship
Meghan Harper, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

User Experience Design
David Robins, Ph.D.

Young Adult Librarianship
Mary Anne Nichols, SLIS Instructor; Christina Getrost, Teen Librarian, Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library; RoseMary Honnold, VOYA Editor

Program Options and Curriculum

Certificate of Advanced Study in Library Science
Yin Zhang, Ph.D., SLIS Professor; Rhonda Filipan, M.L.S., LIS Academic Program Coordinator; and a current CAS student, Virginia Dressler, M.A., M.L.I.S., Digital Library Programs Librarian, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

International Children's Literature and Librarianship - study abroad course in Denmark
Marianne Martens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Communication and Information
LuEtt Hanson, Ph.D., CCI Associate Dean; Yin Zhang, Ph.D., LIS Graduate Coordinator; David Robins, Ph.D., IAKM Graduate Coordinator; Darin Freeburg, Ph.D. Student. PowerPoint presentation for this webinar

Workshops: Why They're Important for LIS Students and Professionals
Presenters: Rhonda Filipan, LIS academic program coordinator; Don A. Wicks, Ph.D., Associate professor; and Lorelei Hoover, M.L.I.S. student 


Careers / Job Search Tips

Career Opportunities in Libraries and the Information Professions
Don A. Wicks, Ph.D., Associate Professor, and Rhonda Filipan, LIS Academic Program Coordinator