Less than two weeks left to register for popular technology trainer course with PLA

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/15/2013

Contact:

Amy Sargent
Marketing and Communications Manager
Public Library Association
312-280-5024
asargent@ala.org

CHICAGO – On Oct. 28, the interactive online course, “The Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer,” returns. The deadline to register is Oct. 25. This four-week (Oct. 28-Nov. 22) blended-learning program presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) is designed for public library professionals who have unexpectedly found themselves responsible for technology training of 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. See the full syllabus here.

As a result of taking the course, participants will learn practical 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 $189 for nonmembers. The deadline to register for this course is Oct. 25.

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.