For immediate release | January 11, 2011

Registration now open for PLA’s online train-the-technology trainer course in February

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting registrations for its "Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer” course. This four-week blended learning course begins Feb. 1 and is designed for library professionals who have unexpectedly found themselves responsible for technology training at their library.
Librarian, author and trainer Stephanie Gerding will guide participants through a highly interactive combination of live webinars, independent assignments and online discussions from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28. See the full syllabus here.
As a result of taking the course, participants will know how to help others learn; will be able to incorporate hands-on activities that increase learning, participation and retention; will be able to organize, design, and share workshop materials to create a learning community; and will know best training practices from other libraries and experienced trainers;
Pricing for the four-week "Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer" course is $129.00 for PLA members, $159 for ALA members, and $179 for nonmembers.
Visit for more information and to register. Deadline to register for this course is Jan. 31.
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.


Amy Sargent