I am a tech trainer librarian at heart folks. Probably always will be. Those moments of turning people on to new ways to get information or do their jobs when the “AHA” sparks in their eyes. Yes indeed.
Yesterday I did a 2 hour session for our branch librarians at the request of their supervisor [...]
Via the Information Literacy Weblog: “CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) Council has officially approved the definition of Information Literacy produced by a CILIP working group:”
Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.
Someone who saw the presentation on Teaching Weblogs Steven and I did at IL2004 wrote this to me:
I’m new to the public library world? — I’ve been trying to get folks excited about the possibilities of RSS & XML. The problem was that?I didn’t have a lot of concrete examples of how public libraries [...]
Read. This. Now.
It should be the goal of staff technology trainer to get all library workers well versed in the basics of library projects. Patrons should not be met with blank stares if they ask a shelver about a library?s screen name or new self checkout terminal. It is likely unrealistic to be able [...]
Jeff up in TC reports that not only is wifi doing well at TADL, but “tomorrow’s reference staff meeting, my co-worker and i are doing a 15 minute intro on del.icio.us, rss+aggregation, cool librarians that blog, and wikis. crazy sampler of “let us know if you’d like us to do sessions on any of this [...]
Goodness! I love emails like this one:
Hi–I’m the Technology Training and Website Supervisor at ______ Public Library. This is a new position for the library and for me, and I’m looking for contacts and gathering info. My questions include (but are not limited to–)
So I asked the person who wrote me if I [...]
Caught before the class: Jenny, Aaron & Bob
Bob and I taught an afternoon session yesterday at the Surburban Library System headquarters for Jenny Levine. We had ten library folks from all different kinds of libraries in to talk about technology training. It was a blast! Bob and I play off each other well and I look forward to teaching with him [...]
In honor of our program today at SLS, I’ve been pondering some trainer’s tips…
Be prepared! Prepare the training materials, such as updating notes, URLs and facts and remember how quickly things change in the technology world. Prepare the training space: set up computers, test equipment and test software. Get to know the room [...]