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
Parma, Ohio
$45.00 CAMLS libraries
$65.00 Non-library staff from member's organizations
$90.00 Non-members
Fee includes materials and coffee
Deadline: April 23
Limit: 50

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.

Gail Junion-Metz 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.
Intended Audience
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
    Course Content
    • Learning Styles

    • Training styles

    • 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