Creating a Virtual Library: A How-to-Do-It Manual / Edition 1by Frederick J. Stielow
Pub. Date: 01/28/1999
Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers
Training staff and patrons to use the Internet is one of today's most pressing needs for libraries of every type. This unique guide helps librarians teach their staff to be Internet trainers, and includes complete scripted workshops tailored for teaching Internet skills to library patrons. Part 1 focuses on training library staff with three one-hour workshops teaching staff members the basic principles of learning; how to apply those principles to the design of solid Internet training session; and how to conduct effective Internet training sessions with confidence. Areas covered include training objectives, adult learning principles, choosing and preparing the training site, interactive presentation techniques, and assisting resistant or intimidated trainees. Part 2 features seven ready-to-go workshops for users on major Internet topics, including the World Wide Web, search engines and finding information, books and literature information on the Web, college information, and Web publishing and HTML. Each one-hour module includes an introduction, an objective, a timed lesson plan, suggested methods for demonstrating the skills covered, tips, a sample script, a reproducible handout, lists of related Websites, and recommended books and magazines. These modules are designed to be as universal as possible in terms of content, setting and software, and are relevant to every type and size of library. Evaluation/assessment instruments and a listing of Web resources for trainers round out this time-saving resource.
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