[Libs-Or] Free Webinar 5/18 - Teaching Digital Skills to Older Adults (TechSoup)

Crystal Schimpf crystal at kixal.com
Thu Apr 28 09:08:17 PDT 2016

Please join us for this free webinar and learn about resources and good
practices for teaching technology to older adults in public libraries.

*Digital Skills for Older Adults: Teaching Technology in Public Libraries*
Wednesday, May 18, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT
Registration link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/as9ypfhwz9ax&eom

Does your library offer technology assistance to older adults? Do you teach
computer classes for seniors? Are patrons bringing in tablets and other
devices that have been given to them by grandchildren? Recent research from
the Pew Institute shows that only 59% of older adults go online. New
technologies can be difficult to learn, and older adultsmay not understand
the benefits of using technology. But libraries can help older adults adopt
technology in meaningful ways for communication, lifelong learning, and

Join us for this free webinar to learn how your library can help older
adults learn to use new technologies. You will hear from the St. Mary's
County Library (Maryland), which is providing older adults with effective
training and technology assistance. This library will share examples of
successful programming, as well as tips for working with older adults. You
will also learn about TechBoomers, a free website that offers technology
training tutorials developed specifically for older adults. Come hear
examples of how this site is being used by libraries to supplement programs
and services, and to help increase staff’s confidence in being able to help

This webinar will be recorded and archived on the TechSoup for Libraries
website. Please register for this webinar to receive an email notification
when the archive is available. Email questions to
cschimpf at techsoupglobal.org

Register for this webinar here: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/as9ypfhwz9ax&eom

Crystal Schimpf
TechSoup for Libraries
Kixal, LLC
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