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Technology Training at the Library- a New Webinar Series in May!

2013 April 12


       Do you help library customers with email?



       Do you help them fill out forms online?



        Or do you teach computer classes at your library?


You may be an Accidental Technology Trainer!


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Join TSLAC and Stephanie Gerding, author of The Accidental Technology Trainer: A Guide for Libraries, for a 4-part Technology Training at the Library webinar series every Tuesday in May.  Stephanie Gerding will provide library staff and trainers with practical tips and best practices for planning and promoting computer classes at the library, engaging students and evaluating success.  Stephanie will address the most common concerns from new trainers, including fear of failure, lack of confidence, uncertainty about how to deal with difficult situations and worry about logistics and planning. Join us, boost your confidence and become a more effective accidental technology trainer!

Being an Accidental Technology Trainer (May 7, 2-3:30 PM CST)

In this session Stephanie will provide an introduction to the library’s growing role in the area of technology training.  She will discuss the training cycle, explain various models for technology training at the library and address the most common concerns of new trainers. Let’s make your training job easier, more fun, and an even better learning experience for your participants! Register now

Planning and Promoting Technology Training (May 14, 2-3:30 PM CST)

How will you build technology training at your library? How will you get the local community excited about your new services? In this session Stephanie will offer practical guidance on getting organized, deciding what topics to offer, planning workshops, setting learning objectives and promoting classes. You’ll learn how using a simple lesson plan template can yield big results in saving time, extending learning and building flexibility into your training. Register now

Technology Training Best Practices (May 21, 2-3:30 PM CST)

In this session Stephanie will provide an overview of training techniques and best practices, including interactive delivery to maintain student interest, as well as advice on creating useful handouts and presentation materials. Learn how to “let them do it” so students will enjoy the learning process and remember what they’ve learned. Also find out about successful technology training programs from other libraries, including existing online resources for technology training at the library. Register now

Improving Technology Training (May 28, 2-3:30 PM CST)

Technology is always changing, which means that staying relevant, especially when it comes to training on the newest technologies, is an on-going process.  In this session Stephanie will discuss how even the most basic program evaluation can help you improve and evolve classes to meet the changing needs of your community.  We’ll also discuss how to solve difficult situations that you may encounter. Register now

Visit the Technology Training at the Library informational page for more information!

This series is generously funded by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.

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