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Education Week offers free webinars on
a variety of topics. A recent offering -
"Reaching Students with Special Needs
through E-Learning" http://www.edweek.
+ Other sources of technological webinars
include PBS Teacher and Classroom 2.0 Live
Inquire about offerings from the sources
* Professional association pre-conferences
. Associations, regional organizations, and
state libraries workshops
* Professional conference attendance
Conference programs focus on updating
attendees by offering sessions dealing with the
latest developments and innovations. Conference
exhibits include the latest devices with personnel
on hand to answer questions and demonstrate
+ Networking at conferences is an excellent
way to learn what others are doing and how
they solved a particular problem
Certification - Library and
Certification programs are generally offered by
educational institutions. Many are online while
others are onsite or partially onsite.
Graduate Academic Certification in Digital
This certification prepares information
professionals to meet the challenges of managing
the life cycle of digital assets regardless of their
types and formats or their method of delivery.
The courses provide theoretical foundation and
conceptual tools through structured learning
experiences and supervised class projects.
Students will learn basic knowledge and technical
skills necessary to manage digital content, build
applications, and develop services that respond
to institutional and individual user needs. The
program is designed for (1) masters degreed
library and information science professionals who
want to develop expertise in managing digital
information by taking additional graduate level
courses to receive an academic credential; (2)
other professionals who hold bachelor's or masters
degrees who want to enhance their knowledge and
skills of managing digital information by taking
graduate level courses to receive an academic
credential. The 12 hours of required courses are
offered in blended format and have class web sited
in UNT's online learning system - Blackboard.
Course content will be taught online as well as
through face-to-face meetings. For additional
information, contact Dr. Jiangping Chen at
Jiangping.email@example.com or see http://wwwlis.
unt.edu/main/ViewPage.phpcid= 215 /
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Graduate Academic Certificate in Advanced
Management in Libraries and Information
This certificate provides the student
with a comprehensive working knowledge
of the fundamental principles of library and
information agency management, public
awareness, human resources, and financial
operations. Graduates will develop knowledge
and skills to effectively lead their organizations;
utilize the latest research and practices in the
areas of management, partnerships, budgeting,
and public preservations; and foster external
relationships. They also will learn to effectively
organize their library or information agency's
internal resources for improved accessibility and
productivity. The 12 hour program is designed
for potential or practicing librarians who foresee
being in a management position, and information
managers who want to update their management
skills. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.
lis.unt.main/ViewPage.phpecid=77 for more
Certificate of Advanced Study in Health
This program, which builds on the nationally
recognized master's program in medical
librarianship at the UNT Department of Library
and Information Sciences, enhances the range of
professional and technical skills and competencies
of health informatics professionals and explores
more sophisticated medical informatics
applications. Also, the program addresses
the need of health professionals interested in
exploring the management of medical knowledge
from an information science perspective. The
program also provides an opportunity to discover
new approaches to information management that
have been made possible by current developments
in information technology, networking, and
telecommunication. The certificate requires a
minimum of 24 graduate credit hours. Up to 12
graduate hours may be substituted with courses
taken from Houston area informatics programs
in health education institutions with approval of
the program advisor and the institutions involved.
Career opportunities exist in medical libraries,
hospitals, nursing facilities, government agencies,
corporations, clinical settings rural medicine,
telemedicine, and especially in the public health
sector. Contact Dr. Ana Cleveland at ana.
email@example.com for more information.
Graduate Certificate: Interactive and Virtual
To help professionals achieve ingenuity in
new media, UNT's Mayborn Graduate Institute
of Journalism and the College of Information
have teamed up to offer an interdisciplinary
certificate program. Media professionals,
including those in public relations and advertising
professions, must be fully versed in new tools to
reach audiences in innovative ways. This 18 hour
academic certificate program provides students
with written, visual, and technical competencies
required to successfully communicate in modern
environments. Students in the program take
specified courses in journalism, library &
information sciences, and computer education
and cognitive systems. (See http://www.ci.unt.
edu/main/news/newspage.phpenid= 340 for
Graduate Academic Certification in Youth
Services in Libraries and Information Settings
LIS was the first in the nation to offer the
certificate in youth services. The program offers
master's-level courses focused toward establishing
core knowledge in literature, services, programs,
and information organization for youth. The
four courses required for certification are offered
year-round and are taught by a team of full-time
graduate professors who specialize in courses
targeted to the youth population. This certificate
is not the same as School Library Certification
and should not be taken by teachers seeking
state certification for school libraries. Contact
Elizabeth Figa at Elizabeth.Figa@unt.edu or
-80 for further information.
Certification - Learning
Program Certificates in Computer Education &
This MS in Computer Education and
Cognitive Systems is a 36 hour program, available
online, designed for students to gain a foundation
in learning and educational technologies to
enhance and deliver the learning experience.
Courses focus on the study analysis, design and
integration of the use of technology to deliver
instruction in various settings. In addition, several
Graduate Academic Certifications are available
with 9 to 12 hours of study.
Graduates of the program are prepared for
dynamic roles in Instructional Technology and
Educational Computing in both academic and
corporate settings. Instructional technology is
widely used in both of these environments today.
This program provides tracks in Instructional
Systems Technology (IST), Instructional
Systems Design (ID), Teaching and Learning
Technology (TLT), or Learning and Assessment
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