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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Localizing the Misinformation Escape Room

Publish Date: News / 11 August 2022

Even before the official launch of Loki’s Loop in June 2022, the research team at the University of Washington Information School received numerous requests for collaboration from across the world. The first two organizations they agreed to support a...

New Orleans Information Literacy Collective and 2022 Forum

Publish Date: News / 25 July 2022

Last year, the New Orleans Information Literacy Collective (nolaILC) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its annual Information Literacy Forum. We are back with our 2022 Forum from August 1-4 featuring two keynote speakers and six sessions. The Infor...

Engaging Adults with Low Literacy Levels

Publish Date: Webinar / 7 July 2022

This webinar explores the characteristics of adults with low literacy levels and provides strategies for library staff to support reading literacy in adults.

Break Free from Misinformation in an Escape Room

Publish Date: Webinar / 14 June 2022

How can you use an escape room to help inform library patrons about misinformation? Watch this webinar to learn about new programming resources for your library!

The Euphorigen Investigation: Backgrounder

Publish Date: News / 13 June 2022

Are there patrons at your library who seem to be influenced by misinformation? Have you tried to provide them with trustworthy information, or offered tips on how to better search? Have you provided digital or media literacy programs that teach criti...

Learn Free with the Goodwill Community Foundation

Publish Date: News / 7 June 2022

Next time you drop your yard sale rejects off at the local Goodwill, take a moment to think about what they do with the proceeds from their retail stores. You may be surprised to find out about the numerous programs they support that provide educatio...

Join a Misinformation Escape Room at PLA

Publish Date: News / 2 March 2022

Do you like escape rooms? Do you want to understand how an escape room can be used to help inform library patrons about misinformation? If you plan to attend the upcoming PLA conference, we invite you to learn more by participating in The Euphori...

Growing Digital Equity Through Community Partnerships

Publish Date: Webinar / 3 February 2022

In this webinar, learn strategies for building more digitally inclusive communities including Digital Navigators and collaborations with partners to circulate hotspots and laptops.