Supporting Technology Learning in Small Spaces with Small Budgets: A Free Webinar

A large high tech digital lab, a dedicated full-time training staff, a large budget for training materials... If that sounds like your library, then this is probably not the session for you. If, however, you're dealing with small spaces and limited staff and resources, yet want to provide technology training in your community, then please sign up!

Please join us on Wednesday, June 12th, for a free webinar, "Support Learning in Small Spaces with Small Budgets"!

In small communities, libraries are often the only provider of free public access to technology and the internet. And as more people turn to their library to learn technology skills, even the tiniest of libraries are faced with the challenge of providing training to patrons with limited staff, resources, and space. Learn from small and rural libraries who are making training a reality for their patrons, by benefitting from volunteers, leveraging partnerships, and integrating learning into everyday interactions.

Whether the technology training you do (or want to do) is one-to-one, on-the-fly or a more formal program, this session will include tips and suggestions for improving the effectiveness of the training you provide. The webinar is free, but please register to receive connection information.

The session will be presented by Brenda Hough and Stephanie Gerding, TechSoup for Libraries and Wendy Street, director, Pella Public Library, Iowa.This webinar is hosted in collaboration with WebJunction and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

This webinar is one of a series of webinars we're offering in collaboration with the Library Edge Initiative. The Edge Initiative is a coalition of leading library and local government organizations. With extensive input from libraries around the country, the Edge Initiative has created benchmarks that can be used by libraries to evaluate and improve technology services. There are 11 benchmarks and today's session was based on Benchmark 1, which includes: Libraries integrate public access technology into planning and policies.