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 CRISP COMMUNICATIONS: PRODUCING CLEAR, CONCISE POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND PUBLIC RELATIONS MATERIALS

This workshop will give participants experience with reading, writing and producing library marketing and operational documents typically generated by libraries and library-related agencies. After completing this workshop, students should be able to: Write a press release for a library, design an annual report for a library, design and create documents outlining procedures and programs for library service, design and create a library newsletter, and work comfortably with desktop publishing and Web 2.0 tools.

ONLINE
March 6 – April 2, 2017
1 graduate credit hour $505
LIS 50693 CRN #21497 Section 007
Instructor: Ed Rossman
DEVELOPING MEMORABLE MUSEUM TOURS

This workshop will examine the important role that museum tours play in fulfilling museums’ educational and programmatic goals. Students will examine the various types and styles of personally and technologically-mediated tours and look at their successful development as well as weighing their relative strengths and limitations. Students will learn to use museum tours as a tool for communicating with specialized museum audiences including children, families and special interest groups.

KENT
Library Room 317
April 21 – 22, 2017 Friday & Saturday
1 graduate credit hour $505
Parking $6
LIS 50693 CRN #21500 Section 009
Instructor: Edith Serkownek
GENEALOGY AND LOCAL HISTORY RESEARCH METHODS FOR LIBRARIANS

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.

(A)  KENT
Library Room 319
February 24 – 25 Friday & Saturday
1 graduate credit hour $505
Parking $6
LIS 50693 CRN #21495  Section 005
Instructor: Miriam Kahn
(B)  COLUMBUS 
State Library of Ohio Room 108
Columbus Ohio 43201-3673
March 3-4, 2017 Friday & Saturday
1 graduate credit hour $505
Free Parking
LIS 50693 CRN # 21496  Section 006
Instructor: Miriam Kahn
 HOW ARE WE DOING?: AN INTRODUCTION TO SURVEYS

This workshop introduces the basics of administering surveys from planning questions to using results. Participants learn how to develop survey question and identify managerial and ethical concerns. The hands-on exercises prepare participants to implement surveys in their current and future jobs. Students will learn how to plan a survey, how to write questions, what can be surveyed, how to recruit respondents, how to critique surveys, and what possible complications may arise.

ONLINE
January 30 – March 5, 2017
1 graduate credit hour $505
LIS 50693 CRN # 21493 Section 003
Instructor: Sharon Holderman
 OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE FOR LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS

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
April 17 – May 5, 2017
1 undergraduate credit hour $456
LIS 40693 CRN # 21498  Section 001
1 graduate credit hour $505
LIS 50693 CRN # 21499  Section 008
Instructor: Yin Zhang
 PHP AND MYSQL FOR WEB DATABASE CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION

The goal of this workshop is to provide a working knowledge of PHP (Personal Home Page Tools, a server-side scripting language) and MySQL (a virtually free database system that is multi-threaded, multi-platform and powerful). Participants will learn to implement database access features of webpages to collect and store information from or display information to web users. Note: Participants must have familiarity with HTML, particularly FORM INPUT, browsers, and some programming and database theory.

ONLINE
February 6 – March 12, 2017
2 graduate credit hours $1010
LIS 50693 CRN # 21494  Section 004
Instructor: Thomas Froehlich
 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SEARCHING ONLINE DATABASES

This workshop provides tips and tricks for different kinds of searches to enhance searching effectiveness. By the end of the workshop, students will acquire greater understanding of database structures and indexing, enhanced searching skills, and will become acquainted with the various types of tools available to aid online searching. In addition, they will consider the various merits of natural and controlled vocabulary searching and develop critical skills in evaluating databases and search output. 

ONLINE
January 23 – February 26, 2017
1 graduate credit hour $505
LIS 50693 CRN # 21491  Section 001
Instructor: Thomas Froehlich
 USING JAVASCRIPT TO JAZZ UP WEB PAGES

The goal of this workshop is to provide a working knowledge of JavaScript so that participants can implement design features of webpages, to make them dynamic and interactive, and to provide the tools to find and use Javascript resources on the Internet. Workshop participants will gain knowledge and application skills of techniques and resources to enhance webpage creation and interactivity through the use of Javascript. Note: Participants should have some familiarity with HTML and browsers.

ONLINE
January 30 – March 5, 2017
1 graduate credit hour $505
LIS 50693 CRN # 21492  Section 002
Instructor: Thomas Froehlich
WHITE GLOVES AND RED PAINT: HANDLING AND LABELING MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

This workshop is a good way for future museum professionals to gain a firm understanding of museum standards for handling and physically numbering objects. This workshop will identify different numbering techniques for assorted collection media and offer hands-on experience in applying the techniques. In addition, it will teach students museum standards in handling different collection media and offer hands-on experience in applying these with replica objects or non-accessioned objects. The goals will be met by observing and practicing hand-on techniques with museum professionals.

KENT
April 7 – 8, 2017
Fri KSU Main Library 332
Sat KSU Museum, Murphy Auditorium
1 graduate credit hour $505
Parking $6
LIS 50693 CRN #21847 Section 10
Instructor: JoAnn Fenn