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Teaching Technology to the Public

March 23rd, 2009 by chief

Many people become librarians because of a love of books and reading or a strong commitment to public service – not because they love getting up in front of groups and teaching. Yet many of us find ourselves thrust onto the teaching stage with some regularity, either as instructional academic librarians or as public librarians involved in educational programming.

This three-hour workshop uses a little lecture and a lot of activities to help explore some pedagogical fundamentals and to help librarians improve their teaching skills. While the class examples focus on teaching technology, the lessons can be applied to almost any teaching scenario. What we’ll cover:

  • The basics of planning and promoting tech classes for your patrons
  • Learning styles
  • Good trainer traits and tips
  • Evaluation

Past training dates and locations:

  • Utah State Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. May 5th, 2009.
  • Washington State Library at the Tumwater Regional Library District, Tumwater, Washington, March 24, 2009.
  • Washington North Central Regional Library District, Wenatchee, Washington, October 16, 2008
  • South Central Kansas Library System, Wichita, Kansas, September 7, 2007

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