News You Can Use Session
Community members who lacking basic computer or Internet skills can't find and apply for jobs online, learn more about health conditions, connect to their grandchildren via Facebook, or look up new recipes. Your public library helps them develop technology skills – whether it’s standing over a computer user’s shoulder to answer a question, or teaching a scheduled class. At this session, representatives from the Public Library Association, Anneal and leading public libraries will discuss some of the main technology training resources available to support your library’s efforts, including GCFLearnFree.org, Microsoft Digital Literacy, JobScout, and DigitalLearn.org. Interested in basic computer literacy classes in Spanish? Need resources for entry-level learners? Interested in getting help to develop your own courses? Join this session to learn from experts and share your ideas and experiences with other public library staff. You will also learn how PLA’s DigitalLearn.org can be personalized for your library to help reduce one-on-one time with learners; provide access to a range of quality training and the ability for libraries to create their own; report out data on who and what you are teaching; and allow community members to benefit from your library’s digital literacy training they are in the branch or at home.
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Interests: Administration and Management, Adult Services, Equity of Access, Instruction, Literacy, Outreach Services, Public Programs, Rural and Small Libraries, Technology, Training, Urban Libraries
Library Type: Public, Regional System, State Library
Cost: Included with full conference registration.