How to run great technology training workshops for patrons

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/14/2014


Dan Freeman

eLearning Manager

ALA Publishing

ALA Publishing

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, How to Run Great Technology Training Workshops for Patrons with Phil Spirito. This workshop will consist of two 90-minute sessions and take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT/1:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesdays, Nov. 5 and 12, 2014.

In this two-part workshop, you’ll gain the skills, confidence and knowledge needed to run great technology classes in your library. In the first session, Spirito will teach you how to create curriculum, handouts and slide presentations. In the second session, you’ll learn about different learning styles, teaching tricks and presentation best practices.

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • create class curriculum relevant to your patrons;
  • make handouts and instructional resources;
  • confidently present instructional classes.

About the Instructor

Phil Spirito is the managing librarian of the Monroe Public Library, which is part of the Sno-isle library System in Washington State. He worked in the field of Information technology for 10 years before beginning his library career. Upon receiving his MLS degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, he became the instruction and technology librarian at the Glen Ellyn Public Library. After GEPL, Spirito moved into management to run the Adult Services department at the Indian Trails Public Library District. With his recent move to Sno-isle, Spirito is hoping to emphasize the importance of customer service with a focus on addressing the needs and interests of the local community.

Registration for this ALA TechSource Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

ALA TechSource Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.

ALA TechSource is a publishing imprint of the American Library Association. ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports and the ALA TechSource Blog.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.