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E-readers for Everyone: Teaching Tips from Trainers

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Meeting Description:
Thinking about how to most effectively help people learn to use eReaders? Join our webinar on Wednesday, August 29 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, to find out more.
According to the recent Pew Research Center report, Libraries, patrons, and ebooks, many libraries offer at least some form of instruction on e-readers and e-books for patrons, including in-person classes, drop-in labs, printed tutorials or FAQs, and online tutorials.  Keeping up with the changing landscape can feel overwhelming for instructors. How are library instructors successfully navigating this sea of change? Join this session to hear the instructor perspective on keeping up and helping others.

The Edge Benchmark One suggests libraries provide monthly structured and scheduled digital literacy training located in in at least two of the following topics:
  • Basic computer skills
  • Office productivity software
  • Internet searching
  • Privacy & security
  • Library resources
  • Social media
  • Patron owned devices (e.g., eReaders, iPods, smartphones)
  • Provides technology classes in languages other than English
This webinar will help you address one of them.

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Date: Wed, Aug 29, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Host(s): Brenda Hough
 Presenter Information
Brenda Hough
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Brenda has been a librarian for more than 15 years. She has delivered training and education for the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, the Public Library Association, Emporia State University, UIUC's Certified Public Library Administrator program, and more. When she's not thinking about libraries and learning, she's spending time with her husband and two year old son at their home in Lawrence, Kansas.

Diana Weaver
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Diana Weaver is the Director of the Basehor (Kansas) Community Library, where she has been recognized for her innovative approach to providing e-content to her community. She received her Masters in Library Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Amber Slaven
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Amber Slaven has been working in libraries for almost 15 years. She has coordinated Public Computer Instruction for the King County Library System and is currently an adult services librarian in the Reference Department at the Bellevue Library, KCLS’ busiest location.