2013 / Innovative approaches to technology training: Meeting patrons needs from e-book to email


2013 / Innovative approaches to technology training: Meeting patrons needs from e-book to email

Monday 17 June at 13:30 - 15:30

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/From Innovation Studio - Ekaterina Prakapene

/From Innovation Studio - Olga Ignatova

When it comes to supporting equal access to technology, many libraries are struggling to be all things to all people. While some patrons are ready to explore 3-D printing, others still need help setting up an email account.

The goals of this session are to:
• Expose library staff to a wide range of on-the-ground solutions, collaborative partnership strategies, and technology training approaches;
• Help library staff see opportunities for supporting technology needs of their patrons, at any stage of the technology engagement continuum;
• Create a network of library staff who are working on similar technology training;
• Allow library staff to leave with an Action Plan, and 1-2 immediate ideas to implement when they return home.
This interactive session will be led by members of the Training Work Group, a cohort of grantees of the Global Libraries initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Training Work Group members are responsible for implementing library staff training across their countries, and bring particular expertise in meeting technology training challenges in transitioning and developing countries.

Location: Concert Hall, Aarhus
Members: 40
Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2015

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Key points from our interactive session

Started by Zola Maddison Jun 20, 2013. 0 Replies

Below are the key take-aways from our session on how to approach technology training needs:Use Interactive Adult Learning MethodologyFor adults: mixing new and old methods can be more effective;This…Continue

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Comment by Pilar Pacheco on June 14, 2013 at 0:22

We are looking forward to having great discussions, learning from everyone's experiences, and sharing lessons learned. 

Comment by Zola Maddison on June 12, 2013 at 0:42

Getting very excited to see all of you and dive into all the great conversations and experiences through this session!

Comment by Yaroslava Tytarenko on June 7, 2013 at 14:24

Hi Anna,

I'm also very excited for our session and look forward to meeting you in person in Aarhus!

Best regards,


Comment by Anna Shelton on June 6, 2013 at 0:32

I'm so excited for this session -- can't wait to meet the Training Work Group members!

Comment by Yaroslava Tytarenko on May 7, 2013 at 9:22

Thank you very much for the invite, Zola! Looking forward to the interactive session!


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