E-readers for Everyone: Teaching Tips from Trainers

Events: 
When: 
08/29/2012 -
11:00am to 12:00pm America/Los_Angeles
America/Los_Angeles
Duration: 
60 minutes

Thinking about how to most effectively help people learn to use eReaders? Join our webinar on Wednesday, August 29 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, to find out more.

According to the recent Pew Research Center report, Libraries, patrons, and ebooks, many libraries offer at least some form of instruction on e-readers and e-books for patrons, including in-person classes, drop-in labs, printed tutorials or FAQs, and online tutorials.  Keeping up with the changing landscape can feel overwhelming for instructors. How are library instructors successfully navigating this sea of change? Join this session to hear the instructor perspective on keeping up and helping others.
 
The Edge Benchmark One suggests libraries provides monthly structured and scheduled digital literacy training located in at least half of its outlets in at least two of the following topics:
  • Basic computer skills
  • Office productivity software
  • Internet searching
  • Privacy & security
  • Library resources
  • Social media
  • Patron owned devices (e.g., eReaders, iPods, smartphones)
  • Provides technology classes in languages other than English
This webinar will help you satisfy one of them.
 
Speaker:
Brenda Hough has been a librarian for more than 15 years. She has delivered training and education for the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, the Public Library Association, Emporia State University, UIUC's Certified Public Library Administrator program, and more. When she's not thinking about libraries and learning, she's spending time with her husband and two year old son at their home in Lawrence, Kansas.
 
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