TEAL Tech Training Exchange 2013

This full-day workshop offered exclusively for BTOP/TEAL project participants will feature interactive activities and sharing on the topic of providing technology training to library customers.  Building on content from the last TEAL Tech Training Exchange, we will explore issues related to offering formal classes, assisting customers one-on-one with technology and creating a positive learning environment at your library. There will be plenty of time for casual sharing and networking among participants.


Participants will:

  • Assess their own current level of technology knowledge

  • Become familiar with effective technology resources and available tutorials

  • Gain confidence to assist others with technology

  • Understand and apply the components of a positive learning environment

  • Learn how to adjust instructions to accommodate diverse  learning styles

  • Learn how to assess the immediate need of the learner and provide relevant information and activities

  • Demonstrate effective training techniques for active learning

Who Should Attend?

Although this workshop may be useful for Library Directors or others involved in planning and management, it is ideal for technology trainers and front-line library staff.  Each library can send up to three participants working at a BTOP-funded site, and your travel expenses may be eligible for reimbursement by the State Library and BTOP.


Denise Hendlmyer, BTOP Grant Coordinator, and Henley Philips, Technology Trainer for the TEAL Mobile Computer Lab Program, will facilitate the workshop.  But we also need YOU! Come prepared to share what has worked for your library, what hasn’t, your hopes for future programming and specific training materials you’ve used in the past.

Travel Reimbursements

TSLAC will contract with each library/fiscal entities to reimburse actual travel expenses (up to $250/participant) for participants who must travel more than 50 miles to a workshop site.   TSLAC will provide more information and set up contracts after the registration process when a final count of participants is possible.

Each library is eligible to send up to three participants to the workshop. Participants must register by Wednesday, April 17, 2013.


Registration: 8:30 am- 9:00 am

Morning Session: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Lunch on your own: 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session: 1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Continuing Education Credit

Participants will receive 6 hours of CE credit for attending this full-day workshop. TSLAC will send certificates via email within 2 weeks after the workshop.


Participants must register by Wednesday, April 17, 2013 so that we can get the contract process started as soon as possible!

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Part I: Contact Information

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Part II: Choose Your Date/Location

  Location Date

San Antonio

May 29, 2013


May 31, 2013


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Questions? Contact:
Denise Hendlmyer
Texas State Library & Archives Commission
Email: dhendlmyer@tsl.texas.gov

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

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