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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.

SUMMER 2014  LIS Workshops

Preservation of Library Materials
Various aspects of preservation will be covered in this workshop, including care and handling of general collections, disaster response and prevention, repair decisions as related to collection development and reformatting of brittle materials. Participants will gain a more complete understanding of the factors that influence the life span of print and non-print materials and will also develop skills to make repair decisions, respond to disasters and plan for water and fire damage.

The State Library Room 108
Fri - Sat July 18 - 19, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 14642
Instructor: Miriam Kahn

 Mouse Icon The ABC's of Emergent Literacy: The Building Blocks for Infusing Early Literacy Strategies into Preschool Storytimes
The purpose of this workshop is to inform youth services library practitioners and pre-service practitioners of emergent literacy basics, the role that librarians play in preschoolers' literacy development, and examples of children's literature that facilitate demonstration of basic skills in emergent literacy development. Students will look at and practice incorporating specific strategies within preschool storytimes and will create a six-week series of programs that infuses emergent literacy strategies.

* Students cannot receive credit for both this workshop and the workshop Library Programming for Families with Young Children.

July 21- August 14, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 14936
Instructor: Celia Huffman