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Continuing Education

September Workshops

Graphic Novels, Comics, and the Common Core: Using Graphic Novels across the Secondary Curriculum

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, 10 a.m. to Noon
Karen Gavigan, School of Library and Information Science, USC

Graphic novels are an increasingly popular format for today’s learners. This session will present the hottest graphic novels for grades 6-12, along with the research supporting their use in classrooms and libraries. Ideas for lesson plans and programming will be presented for using graphic novels to support the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner and the Common Core State Standards. A bibliography and a handout of professional resources will be provided.

Registration: $25.00
Location: Room 111, Davis College, USC - Columbia Campus

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LCSH Boot Camp: Selecting and Constructing Library of Congress Subject Headings


Friday, Sept. 26,  2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Susan Rathbun-Grubb, School of Library and Information Science, USC


This workshop will equip you with the skills to select and construct appropriate subject headings for items in your collection.  Participants will learn to use authoritative fee-based subject analysis tools , as well as low or no cost methods for creating and maintaining LC subject headings in your online catalog.


Registration: $30.00

Location: Room 112, Davis College, USC - Columbia Campus


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