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 Subject : Online Continuing Education Courses for Archivists.. 08/21/2012 01:22:57 PM 

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The Professional Development Institute at the School of Information Studies at UW-Milwaukee has some continuing education courses that may be of interest to those in the archives field.

Document Detective Work
September 17 - October 26
Instructor: Dr. Kimberly Anderson

Do you need to identify, interpret, or catalog historical documents and photographs for your job or research? Document Detective Work is an entry-level course designed to provide methods to gleaning information from unidentified documents and photographs such as approximate date of creation, addressee, subject, or context.

We will practice looking at variety of elements to help us form a clearer picture of the document or photograph:
• visual clues in photographs
• the age of substrates/document forms
• genealogy
• document “forensics”
• reference tools

Exploring Access and Privacy Legal Issues for Archivists, Librarians, and Information Professionals
September 24 - November 2
Instructor: Menzi Behrnd-Klodt

Instructor Menzi Behrnd-Klodt will provide an in-depth course to access and privacy legal issues encountered by today's archivists, librarians, and curators. Taught by an archivist and attorney with extensive experience in both fields, the course will examine some of the most perplexing and vexing issues for archivists today – how to balance provide open access with preserving personal privacy, including the privacy of unknowing third parties represented in archival collections. Through a variety of readings, participants will be explore these challenging issues, share their own experiences and then address some of these issues through case studies. This course will provide useful information to new and experienced professionals in public and private archives, libraries, special collections, and museums.

Designing Marketing Materials Using Adobe Creative Suite (no software required)
November 12 - December 14
Instructor: Rebecca Hall

Learn the tools and techniques used to help you develop materials that effectively promote and inform your library community or organization. This 5-week,hands-on workshop will introduce you to industry standard software (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat) used to create high impact and professional promotional materials – newsletters, program announcements, reading programs, advocacy materials, literacy campaigns, etc.
Students will have access to the School of Information Studies Online Computer Lab – no software purchase is required.

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Scott A. Lenski
Assistant Director, Professional Development Institute
School of Information Studies (SOIS)
NWQ, Room 3569
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
[email protected]
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