PLA offers popular Accidental Technology Trainer online course for a second time
For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:02
Contact: Amy Sargent
CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting registrations for a second session of the very popular “Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer” course. The first session in February sold out in a matter of weeks. This four-week blended learning course begins Aug. 1, 2011 and is designed for library professionals who have unexpectedly found themselves responsible for technology training at their library.
Librarian, author and trainer Stephanie Gerding will guide participants through a highly interactive combination of live webinars, independent assignments and online discussions from Aug.1 to Aug. 29. See the full syllabus here.
As a result of taking the course, participants will know how to help others learn; will be able to incorporate hands-on activities that increase learning, participation and retention; will be able to organize, design and share workshop materials to create a learning community; and will know best training practices from other libraries and experienced trainers.
Pricing for the four-week “Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer” course is $129 for PLA members, $159 for ALA members and $179 for nonmembers. Find registration details here. The deadline to register for this course is July 27.
PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.