Sno-Isle Libraries' "Librarians as Information Guides" project offers classes especially designed for how adults learn. These classes, as well as optional one-on-one follow-up coaching, are always free, thanks to the library and funding by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.
Watch the video below to view a showcase of this wonderful project which provides thoughtfully designed and subject specific classes targeted towards the needs of community members. The training goes beyond a mere lecture to incorporate brain friendly do-it-yourself activities taught by expert librarians. Librarian trainer Christa Werle shares,
We get up out of our chairs. We do lots of dynamic interactive activies that help adult learners learn and continue that learning outside of the class.
The classes include interesting topics such as, "Healthy and Happy for Life," which is based on current brain research and includes information on how the library can provide ongoing support for the participants, empowering their community members to live vibrant, engaged lives. Other topics include:
Mythbusting Science Information
Be an Informed Consumer
Smart Investing Resources
Downloading eBooks at Your Library
Navigating the Online Health Information Maze
Tell us about your daily routine maintaining public computers, or a moment when you were particularly proud. Don't forget that what might be "that's nothing" to you may be an "aha!" to someone else!