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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Most Recently Added

Is That Real? A Crash Course in Verifying Online Content

Publish Date: Webinar / 22 May 2019

In this webinar with the News Literacy Project, learn about tools and skills needed to verify the authenticity of user-generated content, and explore ways to share this information with teen and adult patrons.

Crowdsourcing Alternatives to "There Are No Stupid Questions"

Publish Date: News / 16 April 2019

Libraries are a place for finding answers, but first come the questions. Whether working at the reference desk or teaching a class, you've likely had more than a handful of patrons approach you to say, "I have a stupid question." My respons...

Help Teens Build Financial Well-being at Your Library

Publish Date: Webinar / 26 February 2019

This webinar, in collaboration with CFPB, provides resource and programming ideas for libraries to help teen patrons become empowered to navigate their financial futures.

Next Chapter Book Club: Where Reading is for Everyone

Publish Date: News / 1 August 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...

Bridging the Digital Divide by Building Digital Literacy Skills

Publish Date: News / 15 June 2018

Developing digital literacy skills for both patrons and staff has been part of the services of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library (OH) for some time. When Collections & Virtual Services Manager, Melanie Wilson, was invited to participate in a...