|About the Book|
Your library plays a crucial role as your community’s epicenter for technology whether you provide skill building resources, free access to the Web or both. To deliver top service to your Web-savvy users, you and your staff must stay up-to-date with the latest technology skills and trends. This invaluable new Tech Set guide from renowned consultant, speaker, and technology instructor Sarah Houghton-Jan presents practical, start-to-finish guidance so you can easily and successfully implement a low-cost, comprehensive, and effective staff technology training program in your library.
Houghton-Jan outlines various types of technology training programs and helps you determine which one is right for your library. You’ll learn how to create a list of important technology skills to include in training, how to integrate popular technology training tools into your program, and best practices for dealing with common problems like working with different learning styles, dealing with difficult learners, and finding a suitable location. There are tips for marketing your program to supporters and skeptics alike, as well as guidelines for evaluating its success.
Whether you’re an experienced technology instructor or a first-time trainer, this new Tech Set title will help you develop thriving, easy-to-implement, and budget-friendly technology training programs in your library.
ISBN: 978-1-55570-706-4. 2010. 6x9. 125pp. $55.00
|About Sarah Houghton-Jan|
Sarah Houghton-Jan is the author of Librarian In Black, an award-winning blog about libraries and technology. Sarah's day job is working as the Digital Futures Manager for the San José Public Library in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Sarah is a prolific trainer, speaker, and writer with a focus on user-centered services and technology. Sarah received her MLIS from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and a MA in Irish Literature from Washington State University. Sarah was named a 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker as a Trendspotter. Sarah likes to push the boundaries--and sometimes they like to push back.