You Can Do I.T. Basic Library Technology Series

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We are excited to announce the next series of You Can Do I.T. workshops: Teaching Technology in Libraries!

This 6.5 hour workshop will provide you with best practices in teaching technology to adults and provide ample time to practice these new skills through individual reflection, hands-on activities, and small and large group discussion. The overwhelming feedback from our Texas Public Library Technology Survey was that you want training to help patrons with technology, whether it’s one-on-one or in groups so here's your chance!

In addition to our traditional workshop set-up, we’re also trying something new!
During the afternoon we will host a Tech Tour & Talk where attendees will learn from on another. Bring your most pressing technology questions whether it's about offering or preparing technology programs for your patrons, getting recommendations on hardware or software, or sharing technology tips and inspiration! At each location, we’ll also take time to tour the host library to learn about their technology services and providers. Together, we can DO I.T.!

When you leave this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Confidently help patrons with technology, either for a one-on-one interaction or a class environment, based on best practices and concepts in adult learning theory.
  • Recognize similarities between library research skills, customer service skills and technology troubleshooting skills.
  • Approach technology questions with confidence and leave with strategies to examine and build upon areas of expertise and areas for growth.
  • Connect with colleagues locally or statewide to share technology resources and build a community of practice.
Morning topics: Afternoon topics:
  • Technology self-check survey
  • Top tips for patron technology training
  • The technology reference interview
  • Technology resource scavenger hunt
  • Technology tour of the hosting library
  • Hands-on practice with different types of patron technology
  • Group discussion and round-robin to share ideas, tips, and tricks related to technology
About the presenter
Cindy Fisher is a Library Technology Consultant at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Cindy has over ten years of experience teaching technology to adults of all ages as both a Teaching Fellow and a Learning Technologies Librarian. She loves teaching technology and believes that empathy is the heart of teaching, along with equal doses of patience and curiosity. As the You Can Do I.T. program manager, she is invested in helping small and rural libraries in Texas expand their technology capacity.
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