Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
Web Search Success: Helping kids and adults to easily find Web-based information
Wednesday, March 31, 2022
9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom

2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio


$65 CAMLS Members
$75 Affiliate Members
$130 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Wednesday, March 24, 2022
Limit: 18
Registered Now: 5
Contact Hours: 6

Fee includes materials

If you daily see patrons, both young and old, struggling to find information using Web search tools…and you’d like to do a better job helping them and teaching them…then this day-long, hands-on workshop is for you! You’ll learn basic developmental principles and age-appropriate search techniques to help you introduce the best search tools (and search techniques) to kids and adults of different ages. You’ll also learn about how the learning styles of teens and adults effect not only which search tools and search techniques they use, but also how successful or unsuccessful they’ll be when using them. Finally, you’ll learn how to put this knowledge together to create handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and other teaching tools that all patrons, elementary kids – seniors, can really learn from.

Course Content

  • Age-appropriate search tools (when and how best to introduce them to kids and adults)
  • Age-appropriate search techniques (when and how best to introduce them to kids and adults)
  • When to teach kids of different ages how to search the Web
  • How learning styles affect how teens and adults search and which search tools they select
  • How to create handouts that are age-appropriate for kids, teens, and adults
  • How to create handouts that are learning-style-appropriate for older kids, teens and adults
Audience: Supervisors, team leaders: Anyone who works with kids and/or adult and helps, or teaches, them to search the Web.
Gail Junion-Metz has been having a wonderful time the last eight years teaching librarians, teachers, and kids about the Internet, World Wide Web, and information resources available online. As a librarian, she developed Internet workshops for faculty, staff, and students. As head of her own training and consulting firm, Information Age Consultants, Gail instructs public and school librarians, patrons, K-12 teachers, and students of all ages and interests.

In addition to teaching Internet workshops all over the U.S. and Canada, Gail also likes to write about the Net. She is most widely known for her "Librarian's Internet" column which is featured monthly in School Library Journal.

Gail has also written a number of books including Coaching Kids for the Internet: A Guide for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents, Instant Web Forms and Surveys for School Librarians, Instant Web Forms and Surveys for Academic Libraries, Instant Web Forms and Surveys for Public Libraries, Creating a Power Web Site, Using the WWW and Creating Homepages, and K-12 Resources on the Internet.

She has also had articles published in public Libraries, School Library Journal, The Internet Business Journal, College and Research Libraries, Library Resources and Technical Services and the Ohio Media Spectrum

A native of Racine, WI, Gail holds a Master of Arts degree in Library Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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