[Libs-Or] FREE Tech Training Webinar Series for Oregon Library Staff

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Mon Jul 29 08:48:02 PDT 2013

Greetings and good morning!

I wanted to let everyone know that the following free webinar series on Tech Training is available to Oregon library staff! Please read below for information on how to register.

If you have any questions about the trainings offered below, please contact Jennifer Fenton: Jennifer.Fenton at sos.wa.gov<mailto:Jennifer.Fenton at sos.wa.gov> or 360.570.5571.


Darci Hanning * Technology Development Consultant * Library Development Services
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR  97301
503-378-2527 darci.hanning at state.or.us<mailto:darci.hanning at state.or.us>
From: Fenton, Jennifer [mailto:jennifer.fenton at sos.wa.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:13 AM
Subject: WSL Tech Training Webinar Series FREE

WSL Tech Training Webinar Series
Please share this FREE training opportunity for library staff sponsored by the Washington State Library.

In 65% of communities across the country, libraries are the only source for free access to computers and the internet. If you have computers in your library, you are getting questions and requests for help from your patron on any number of subjects, from basic computer skills like setting up an email accounting and navigating the Internet to social networking, applying for jobs online, or using-readers. You may not have expected technology training to be a part of your library career; but the need is clear, and you can help patrons and staff learn new technologies with the right tool kit and some confidence.

In this 4-part webinar series, 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.  She 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, space concerns, and planning. By attending this series you'll learn all the many ways that your library can meet the needs for technology job and best us the resources you have on hand. Join us, boost your confidence, get organized, and become a more effective technology trainer!

[Accidental Technology Trainer Book Cover Image]Stephanie Gerding<http://www.stephaniegerding.com/> is a librarian, author, and trainer with over 15 years of professional experience working with libraries, nonprofit, and government organizations. As an independent library consultant, Stephanie plans and conducts training for thousands of participants around the world in grants, technology, train-the-trainer, digital literacy, planning, advocacy, and online training topics. She has managed statewide training programs at New Mexico and Arizona State Libraries, worked as a library trainer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, taught graduate-level online courses, and is a certified trainer for the Public Library Association. She is the Training and Outreach consultant for TechSoup for Libraries. Stephanie is an author of three books, including The Accidental Technology Trainer<http://www.infotoday.com/books/books/TheAccidentalTechnologyTrainer.shtml> and Winning Grants<http://www.neal-schuman.com/wg>.

For maximum benefit, we encourage participation in all four live Webinar sessions, as content in each Webinar builds upon the previous session(s). However, if you know in advance that you cannot make it to a particular session, each session will stand alone, and you can always watch the archived recording that you missed.

Webinar 1: Introduction to Library Technology Training<http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=1979&audience=state>
August 21, 9:00-10:00am PT
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 or "accidental" trainers. Let's make your training job easier, more fun, and an even better learning experience for your participants!

Participants will be able to:

*         Understand and apply basic learning principles

*         Recognize and be able to describe the components of the training cycle

*         Identify the various library technology training models

*         Discover technology trainer skills and gain confidence in improving training

Webinar 2: Planning and Promoting Technology Training<http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=1980&audience=state>
September 18, 9:00-10:00am PT
How will you build technology training at your library? How will you get the local community and staff excited about your new services? In this session Stephanie offers 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 workshop plan template can yield big results in saving time, extending learning, and building flexibility into your training.

Participants will be able to:

*         Use a lesson plan template to put together a written plan

*         Organize, design, and plan technology training

*         Create useful learning objectives

*         Promote technology training to their local community

Webinar 3: Technology Training Best Practices<http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=1981&audience=state>
October 9, 9:00-10:00am PT
In this session Stephanie provides an overview of training techniques and best practices, including interactive delivery to maintain interest and add fun, as well as advice on creating useful handouts and presentation materials. Learn how to "let them do it" so they will enjoy the learning process and remember what they've learned. Find out about successful technology training programs from other libraries, including existing online resources for technology training at the library.

Participants will be able to:

*         Incorporate hands-on activities that increase learning, participation, and retention.

*         Apply best training practices from other libraries and experienced trainers

*         Create and find useful handouts and presentation materials

Webinar 4: Improving Technology Training<http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=1982&audience=state>
November 6, 9:00-10:00am PT
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 discusses how even the most basic program and workshop 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.

Participants will be able to:

*         Evaluate library technology training

*         Solve difficult library training situations

*         Empower staff and volunteers to strengthen library technology training


Funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
Jennifer Fenton
CE/Training Coordinator
Washington State Library/Secretary of State
jennifer.fenton at sos.wa.gov<mailto:jennifer.fenton at sos.wa.gov>

WSL provides information about outside training events for your convenience only; please contact the event sponsor for the most up-to-date information and all questions about the event.

Summer Reading 2013 at your local library!
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