Spring 2018 iSchool Workshops | Office of Continuing and Distance Education | Kent State University

Spring 2018 iSchool 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
FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 18, 2018
1 GRADUATE CREDIT HOUR $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 21088 SECTION 004
INSTRUCTOR: ED ROSSMAN

 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
JANUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 6, 2018
1 GRADUATE CREDIT HOUR $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 21085 SECTION 001
INSTRUCTOR: LOIS SCHEIDT

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 319
FRIDAY, APRIL 20 – SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1 GRADUATE CREDIT HOUR $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 21089 SECTION 005
INSTRUCTOR: EDITH SERKOWNEK

ETHICAL PRINCIPLES AND CASES FOR INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS

Participants in this workshop will become sensitive to the factors that give rise to considerations in ethical issues in the information professions, such as the attempt to ban certain books from the library. They will come to understand some common ethical positions and their application to addressing these ethical concerns in library and information centers. In addition, they will develop grounds for undertaking and promoting a position on specific cases in the information professions, will look at specific ethical dilemmas and the factors that are brought into consideration when addressing these cases and will develop skills in obtaining sources to resolve or analyze issues of ethical conflict. 

Required Textbook:
Library Ethics (2008). Jean Preer, Libraries Unlimited, ISBN-10: 1591586364 or ISBN-13: 978-1591586364

ONLINE
FEBRUARY 12 – MARCH 17, 2018
1 GRADUATE CREDIT HOUR $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 21087 SECTION 003
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 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. 

ONLINE
JANUARY 29 – MARCH 3, 2018
1 GRADUATE CREDIT HOUR $515
LIS 50693 CRN # 21086 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.

FRI MARCH 2, 2018 KENT LIBRARY ROOM 319
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SAT MARCH 3, 2018 MURPHY AUDITORIUM (M204)
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1 GRADUATE CREDIT HOUR $515
LIS 50693 CRN #21122 SECTION 006
INSTRUCTOR: JOANNE FENN