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Spring 2014 Library and Information Science Workshops

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Please note: All online courses and workshops have an additional distance learning fee of $10 per credit hour. All on-campus workshops meet from 9:00am - 4:30pm each day.

To register for a workshop, visit the Credit Registration Information page.

A confirmation letter will be sent via your kent.edu email approximately three weeks prior to the workshop.  If you have not received a confirmation letter via your email address, please call our office at 330-672-3100.

Access to Government Documents Online
Government documents contain a wealth of information that is seldom tapped by researchers and librarians. This workshop gives participants a basic working knowledge of these documents, methods for accessing them and an explanation of how the materials are arranged.

KENT
Library Room 319
Fri-Sat March 7-8, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
Parking $6
LIS 50693 CRN# 20681
Instructor: Miriam Kahn

Mouse IconArchival 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.

ONLINE
March 7 - April 4, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 20683
Instructor: Karen Gracy

Mouse Icon 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
February 17 - March 21, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 20678
Instructor: Yin Zhang

Mouse IconDatabase-Driven Websites
Database-driven websites are commonly used to manage and publish data for sophisticated and complex websites. This workshop will be helpful to library and information science students, librarians, information specialists and anyone interested in understanding database-driven websites. Students will study applications that can produce database-driven websites, including both commercial and open source tools, and will learn possible ways to create such websites. In addition, students will get hands-on experience in creating dynamic database-driven websites using various approaches. Knowledge and skills in relational databases and HTML. *Participants should have some familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Access.

ONLINE
April 14-25, 2014
1 undergraduate credit hour $447
LIS 40693 CRN# 20686
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 20687
Instructor: Yin Zhang


  Mouse Icon Designing Successful Grant Projects
Particiants 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.

ONLINE
April 7-25, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 21189
Instructor: Tom Szudy

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 320
April 18-19, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
Parking $6
LIS 50693 CRN# 22234
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.

COLUMBUS
State Library Room 108
February 21-22, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 20679
Instructor: Miriam Kahn


Mouse Icon  Geospatial Literacy and Outline Mapping
Thi workshop is an introduction to GIS technology and GIS in academic libraries. Through hands-on exercises, lectures and discussions, students will acquire skills in using GIS software programs, social mapping tools, making maps and researching geospatial data. Students who complete this workshop will be able to use visual resources across many disciplines to promote information literacy and library services and to teach GIS-related resources to others. Geographic and map literacy has become extremely popular for those who require geospatial-related resources for academic research and coursework.

ONLINE
March 31 - May 2, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 21191
Instructor: Eva Dodsworth

 Mouse IconMaking Teamwork Work
This workshop will introduce the concepts and practices of group dynamics, teamwork processes, team development and team function. Illustrations and exercises will emphasize the library setting. Workshop participants will learn to identify and describe the characteristics of teams; understand the basic process of teamwork; understand issues faced by teams such as conflict, power, leadership and problem solving; structure team meetings for optimal effectiveness; and facilitate teams using effective communication skills and motivational techniques.

KENT
Library Room 332
Fri-Sat March 7-8, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
Parking $6
LIS 50693 CRN# 20682
Instructor: Don Wicks

Mouse IconMetadata for Digital Audio and Video
This workshop will introduce students to the metadata needs and requirements for audiovisual material, including descriptive, technical, preservation, and administrative information.  Students will become familiar with metadata schemas that are used to describe, annotate, and preserve moving image and sound material.  The workshop will also provide students with opportunity to create a sample set of records for digital audiovisual material.

ONLINE
April 4 - May 2, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 20684
Instructor: Karen Gracy


Metadata for Digital Collections
This is the perfect workshop for anyone who wants to learn to establish digital collections in distinct information communities for the purposes of managing, publishing and preserving documents in the digital environment. Emphasis will be on the development and implementation of metadata schemas and on the standards and technological applications used to create machine-understandable metadata. Among other skills, workshop participants will gain experience in applying a selected metadata standard to records or collections and will learn to design, evaluate and modify metadata elements according to local need. Finally, participants will be able to contribute to the implementation of metadata in a website or database.

COLUMBUS
State Library
Sat - Sun April 12-13, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
Free parking
LIS 50693  CRN# 22376
Instructor: Marcia Zeng


Mouse Icon 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.

ONLINE
April 7 - May 2, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 20685
Instructor: John Simmons

Mouse IconPHP and MySQL for Web Database Creation and Implementation
This workshop offers a basic understanding of PHP (Personal Home Page Tools, a server-side scripting language and MySQL (a powerful database system that is used for storage and retrieval of information residing on a server but accessed through a Web interface). Participants will learn to build and configure PHP as a server module and implement a MySQL database with which a Web interface will interact.*Participants must have familiarity with HTML, programming, database theory and browsers.

ONLINE
February 24 - March 21, 2014
2 graduate credit hours $950
LIS 50693 CRN# 20680
Instructor: Thomas Froehlich

   Mouse IconSports Reference:  Sources for Sports Information
Students will gain insight into the breadth of the topic of sports and society as well as awareness of potential sources they can use to assist patrons. People who study an aspect of sports, or who simply are interested as fans or participants, will have opportunity to acquire new information tools with which to broaden their understanding of sports.  By the end of the workshop, students should be able to understand the structure of sports information sources, both print and electronic, and answer a wide variety of sports-related reference questions.

ONLINE
January 27 - February 24, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 20676
Instructor: Don Wicks

  Mouse IconTips 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
February 10 - March 7, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
LIS 50693 CRN# 20677
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 experiencein applying the techniques. In addition, it will teach students museum standards in handling different collection medio 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 (guest lecturers and instructors).

KENT
Library Room 320
Fri - Sat April 11-12, 2014
1 graduate credit hour $475
Special fee $26
Parking $6
LIS 50693  CRN# 22320
Instructor: Joanne Fenn