Strategies for Teaching the Web to Patrons
Date & Time
Wednesday, April 30
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 8:45 a.m.
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building Auditorium
2111 Snow Road
Non-library staff from member's organizations
Fee includes materials and coffee
Deadline: April 23
In this practical workshop, you will discover effective ways to teach your library’s patrons about the OPLIN workstation and the Web access it provides. Learn traditional trainer-based strategies that have been adapted for the new technology, new video-based training options, and newer Web-based training options. You’ll receive sample outlines of workshop sessions and create a draft training plan for your library by the end of the workshop.
is an Internet trainer and librarian. She is the author of K-12 Resources on the Internet (Library Solutions Press, 1996), and co-author of Using the WWW and Creating Homepages (Neal-Schuman, 1996). She is the “Surf For” columnist for School Library Journal, and serves as editor of the LITA Newsletter. Gail has presented workshops throughout the United States and Canada.
Staff who will be setting up training sessions, or training patrons in OPLIN and Web usage.
Learn a variety of ways you can provide patrons with training
Discover Web-based training opportunities your Web homepage can provide
Explore patron peer training and outreach opportunities for training
Trainer-based training options
Video-based training options
Web-based training options
Outreach and patron peer training
Exercise: Create a training outline for your library