Summer 2018 iSchool Workshops | Kent State University

Summer 2018 iSchool Workshops

ARCHIVAL DESCRIPTION: DACS, MARC, AND EAD

This workshop will introduce participants to the three standards central to archival description: Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC), and Encoded Archival Description (EAD). Students will gain knowledge of how archival collections are organized and described, and learn the key components of archival finding aids (including biographies and administrative histories, scope and content notes, and other elements specific to archival description). They will then generate electronic versions of these descriptions in both MARC and EAD formats. 

Required Textbook: 
Roe, Kathleen. Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005). Describing Archives: A Content Standard, (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2013). 

Online
May 21 - June 8, 2018
1 graduate credit hour $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 14979 SECTION 002
Instructor: Karen Gracy

 DESIGNING SUCCESSFUL GRANT PROJECTS FOR INFORMATION INSTITUTIONS

Participants will discuss various grant projects utilized by librarians to serve library patrons and the community, reviewing projects in the areas of literacy, older readers, and services to people with disabilities, among others. Students will be introduced to the major components of grant writing and will learn how project ideas result in a successfully funded proposal. As a result of this workshop, students will have increased knowledge, skill, and experience in developing grant projects that will bring in new funds for their library.

Required Textbook:
Go Get That Grant! A Practical Guide for Libraries and Nonprofit Organizations (1st Ed), (2010). Gail Staines, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, ISBN: 978-0-8108-7419-0

Online
July 2 - 22, 2018
1 graduate credit hour $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 14978 SECTION 001
Instructor: Lois Scheidt

MUSEUMS AND THE LAW

In this workshop, students will examine the ways in which museums and the law intersect from a variety of perspectives including museum organization and board functions, national and international laws and regulations, intellectual property, cultural appropriation, and freedom of expression. Students will gain a broad overview of the most significant legislation and regulations that affect museum operations. 

Required Textbooks: 
Malaro, Marie C., and Ildiko Pogany DeAngelis. 2012. A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections. Third edition. Smithsonian Books, xx+540 pages. 

Simmons, J.E. 2016. Things Great and Small: Collections Management Policies. Second edition. Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, xxii+233 pages.
https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442277441

Online
June 11 - July 7, 2018
1 graduate credit hour $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 14984 SECTION 06
Instructor: John Simmons

OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE FOR LIBRARIES AND MUSEUM

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. This workshop will cover the following topics related to open source software for libraries and museums:

  • What is open source software?
  • What makes open source software work?
  • What are open source-related licenses, use terms, and standards?
  • What open source software is available for libraries and museums? Where can it be found?
  • What are successful examples and practices of adopting open source software in libraries and museums?
  • How do libraries and museums evaluate and select open source software?
  • What is the typical procedure for obtaining, evaluating, selecting, installing, and using open source software?

Required Textbook: None

Online
June 11 - 29, 2018
1 undergraduate credit hour $456
LIS 40693 CRN # 14983 SECTION 001
1 graduate credit hour $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 14982 SECTION 005
Instructor: Yin Zhang

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 a 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. 

Required Textbook: 
Bell, Suzanne S. Librarian's Guide to Online Searching: Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction. 4th edition. Westport, CT: Publisher: Libraries Unlimited, (February 3, 2015). ISBN-10: 161069998X; ISBN-13: 978-1610699983.
Please obtain this text as quickly as possible. 

Online
July 16 - August 18, 2018
1 graduate credit hour $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 14980 SECTION 003
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 web pages, 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. 

Required Textbook: 
Quigley, Ellie. JavaScript by Example. 2nd edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2010. ISBN-10: 0137054890; ISBN-13: 978-0137054893

Online
July 9 - August 11, 2018
1 graduate credit hour $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 14981 SECTION 004
Instructor: Thomas Froehlich