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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Next Chapter Book Club: Where Reading is for Everyone

 News / Last Modified: 10 October 2018

Through the Next Chapter Book Club, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are finding a unique opportunity to engage in literacy, socialize and hang out in a community setting - all through the power of books and reading. Program fa...

Guiding Ohio Online: Volunteer Technology Instructor Training

 Document / Last Modified: 02 August 2018

Guiding Ohio Online is an AmeriCorps program that places members in rural Ohio libraries to deliver digital literacy training through computer classes, one-on-one computer assistance, outreach, and volunteer recruitment.

Finding and Training Volunteer Technology Instructors

 Webinar / Last Modified: 02 August 2018

This webinar will provide strategies for recruiting, training and retaining skilled volunteers who can help increase digital literacy skills in small and rural communities.

Makerspace and Digital Media Lab Resources

 News / Last Modified: 02 August 2018

Looking for inspiration for a new or existing makerspace or digital media lab in your library? WebJunction has you covered! This collection includes planning resources, tools that go beyond the 3D printer, and how to implement a digital media lab. Yo...

Amp Up Your Technology Training

 Webinar / Last Modified: 17 July 2018

A webinar on technology training for communities. Learn how OASIS Connections classes are helping communities build skills and confidence using computers, the Internet and today's technology.

A Slice of Maker Pie: Stories from Three Learner Labs

 News / Last Modified: 17 July 2018

Think about the last time you ordered pizza and the numerous considerations that influenced your decisions. You may have weighed surroundings including dine-in versus carry-out or perhaps delivery, contemplated crust style and toppings, and evaluated...