Teaching Patrons

Computer Literacy Class taught by volunteers

Workshops and training for patrons have become a cornerstone of library services. From culinary literacy to digital literacy, and from makerspaces to learning circles, these training materials and examples, developed by library staff from around the country, will support your work teaching patrons.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

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San Francisco Public Library - Best Practices for Patron Tutorials

 Document / Last Modified: 07 June 2017

These documents describe the best practices and processes used by the San Francisco Public Library to create online patron tutorials. Also includes the results of the survey that was given to users who viewed the final tutorial.

The Impact of Romania's Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 06 June 2017

In 2009 the Biblionet program was launched in Romania through the generous support of Global Libraries at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The program had trained nearly 2,500 librarians and equipped over 1,700 public libraries with computers...

Tablets & Apps: A World of Possibility

 News / Last Modified: 06 June 2017

As the ubiquity of mobile technologies increases, libraries, schools and museums are experimenting with the potential for expanding their engagement with users through these highly portable and sophisticated devices. Thinking beyond e-books, the digi...

Don't Reinvent the Wheel: Digital Literacy Resources

 News / Last Modified: 06 June 2017

Libraries know digital literacy; they’ve been the go-to resource for their communities for years. Yet the need continues to grow as the demand for basic skills intensifies and new skills emerge. Whether supporting job hunters, students, older adults,...

Toward Tech Savvy Trustees

 Webinar / Last Modified: 05 June 2017

This webinar, presented in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries, explores strategies for building the digital literacy skills of your library trustees.

How to Tech with Teens

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

Imagine teens working together at the library to develop apps and video games; or designing a digital fashion portfolio; or authoring an iBook for their peers on how to stop bullying. At HiTech, you don't have to imagine, teens are doing all of these...

Libraries and Makers Resources

 Document / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

A document collecting resources on libraries and makers, including books, guides, websites, and links to webinars.