competencies

Steal these tech trainer competencies

The Colorado State Library has developed a set of competencies for technology trainers as a part of the Colorado Public Computer Centers program (funded by the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program). These competencies focus on the skills needed to teach technology in a library context.  They are based on existing trainer competencies, and integrate technology as the primary subject of instruction.

Competency Index

A couple of years ago I was part of a group that worked on the Kansas Core Competencies for Public Library Directors and Technology Core Competencies. Rather than pulling the competency ideas out of the air, one of the things the group did was to find as many pre-existing sets of competencies as we could. It’s the kind of thing that it makes complete sense not to reinvent.