Fall Workshops - Continuing Education for library & information science professionals
The School of Library and Information Science is offering series of half day (3 hours) workshops on a variety of continuing education topics for students and professionals in library and information science, education, and related fields. They will be presented by recognized professionals with expertise in their respective fields. Attendees will be able to develop skills to make them more effective in the jobs they currently hold, qualify for promotions, or stand out in the job search and interview process. Cost of admission is $50 per session. Discounts are available for SLIS alumni and students. All sessions will be held in 225 Peabody Hall on LSU's campus.
Researching Grant Opportunities and Crafting the Proposal: Foundational Knowledge to Get Started
November 12, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
An introduction to the basics of researching grant opportunities and writing a Problem Statement and Program Description for grant applications. Participants will evaluate sample proposals and practice writing both a Problem Statement and Program Description based on a sample foundation grant opportunity.
Serving the Legal Information Needs of Public Library Patrons
November 12, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
A team of experts will teach public librarians how to serve the needs of self-represented litigants, including legal resources that are available, how to answer legal reference questions, and where to refer patrons for authoritative legal information, focusing in particular on free online resources.
Genealogical Reference Work: What You Need to Know About Working With Family Historians and the Simply Curious
December 3, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The workshop will enhance librarians’ understanding of public service techniques, library resources, and community resources for genealogy. Workshop leader Beth Stahr has forty years of personal genealogical research, has been certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogist since 1990, and has lectured at local, state and national genealogy conferences.
Teen Programs on a Budget
December 3, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Trying to attract and engage teens, but only have shoestring budget? Learn a variety of engaging, low-cost programs aimed at teens, grades 6-12, including crafts, STEM, and interactive games. Basic programming concerns and potential pitfalls will also be covered.
Practical Databases: How to Answer the Questions Patrons Really Ask
December 10, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
An introduction to the various databases and information resources at the librarian's disposal that will help to answer the most common questions that patrons ask in a public library setting, including age-specific databases for children, teens and adults.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for those attending the workshops. Participants will receive a certificate for three (3) continuing education units per three hour workshop. Following each workshop, attendees will receive an email with transcript information for earned continuing education units. LSU College of Human Sciences & Education has determined the value based on quality of the speakers and content provided. Unfortunately, LSU cannot control what state, district, or school will process the certificate.