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ALA Press Release
For Immediate Release
July 31, 2012
Contact: Amy Sargent
Registration now open for PLA’s online train-the-technology-trainer course in September
CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting registrations for the interactive online course “The Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer.” This four-week blended learning program begins Sept. 10 and is designed for library professionals who have unexpectedly found themselves responsible for technology training for users or staff at their library.
Librarian, author and trainer Stephanie Gerding will guide participants through an engaging combination of live webinars, independent assignments and online discussions from Sept. 10 to Oct. 5. See the full syllabus here.
As a result of taking the course, participants will learn great tools and techniques to help others learn; will be able to lead activities that increase learning, participation and retention; will be able to design and share workshop materials to create a learning community; and will receive helpful, personalized advice from Stephanie’s years of coordinating and providing training for public libraries.
Pricing for the four-week “The Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer” is $129 for PLA members, $159 for ALA members and $179 for nonmembers. Find registration details here. The deadline to register for this course is Sept. 7.
PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.
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