Fall 2017 Library and Information Science Workshops

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

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.

ONLINE
OCTOBER 9 – NOVEMBER 5, 2017
1 GRADUATE CREDIT HOUR $515
LIS 50693 CRN #  21922 SECTION 001
INSTRUCTOR: ED ROSSMAN

 DATABASE DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS: INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE SYSTEMS

Participants in this workshop will learn the concepts of database systems and gain a working knowledge of designing and building a simple database system with Microsoft Access. Workshop topics include database systems and models, maintaining a database, querying a database and creating forms and reports.

ONLINE
OCTOBER 16 – NOVEMBER 17, 2017
1 GRADUATE CREDIT HOUR $515
LIS 50693 CRN #  21934 SECTION 002
INSTRUCTOR: YIN ZHANG

 DESIGNING SUCCESSFUL GRANT PROJECTS

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, 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
AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
1 GRADUATE CREDIT HOUR $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 21965 SECTION 008
INSTRUCTOR: LOIS SCHEIDT

 LIBRARY SERVICES TO LATINO AND SPANISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Latinos 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.

Required Textbook:
Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish (1st Ed), (2016). Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Katie Scherrer, ALA Editions, ISBN: 978-0-8389-1411-3

ONLINE
OCTOBER 2–27, 2017
1 GRADUATE CREDIT HOUR $515
LIS 50693 CRN #  21936 SECTION 003
INSTRUCTOR: KATHERINE SCHERRER