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

July 7, Engaging Adults with Low Literacy Levels

Publish Date: News / 7 July 2022

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

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.

Host a New Virtual Misinformation Escape Room at Your Library

Publish Date: News / 25 October 2021

Is your public library looking for a fun way to teach community members about spotting misinformation in social media? Do you know people in your community who like to solve puzzles, play live-action adventure games, or who are craving some structure...

Learning Group Facilitation Guide

Publish Date: News / 3 May 2021

Learning groups can enrich a self-paced course experience, creating opportunities for idea sharing, community building, and accountability as participants progress through course material together. This learning group facilitation guide provides a fr...

Delivering Engaging Online Learning: Enlivening the Virtual Environment

Publish Date: News / 2 February 2021

This article is part of the Delivering Engaging Online Learning series on strategies for cultivating dynamic, engaging online virtual learning experiences. Libraries of all types—K-12, public, university, and more—are exploring various forms of onlin...

Delivering Engaging Online Learning: The Three Ps of Preparation

Publish Date: News / 13 August 2020

This article is the first installment in the Delivering Engaging Online Learning series on strategies for cultivating dynamic, engaging online virtual learning experiences. Libraries of all types—K-12, public, university, and more—are exploring vario...