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The Accidental Technology Trainer: A Guide for Libraries (The Accidental Library Series) [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie Gerding
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“Librarians have become navigators on the sea of the Internet, and The Accidental Technology Trainer is a tool as useful as a compass! This book will strengthen those professional training skills that are essential for successful 21st century librarians.”
— Susan Hildreth, State Librarian of California

Here is an extremely useful and reassuring guide for library staff who find themselves newly responsible for technology training—whether in computer labs, classrooms, or one-on-one with library users. Stephanie Gerding addresses the most common concerns of new trainers, recommends great tools and techniques, and shares helpful advice from many of her fellow tech trainers.

The Accidental Technology Trainer will help you get up to speed quickly and become a more confident and successful trainer. You’ll learn how to integrate expert tips and tricks and leverage your natural skills to ensure excellent results. If you are faced with technology training needs for which you do not feel fully prepared, The Accidental Technology Trainer is the book you’ve been waiting for!

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Librarians have become navigators on the sea of the Internet, and The Accidental Technology Trainer is a tool as useful as a compass! This book will strengthen those professional training skills that are essential for successful 21st century librarians. --Susan Hildreth, State Librarian of California

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  • File Size: 1672 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Information Today, Inc. (October 22, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ZHXFBC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,091,897 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A key acquisition. February 6, 2008
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Library staff who find themselves responsible for technology training, whether in a classroom or computer lab setting or in the course of working with patrons, will find The Accidental Technology Trainer: A Guide for Libraries to be a key acquisition. It offers insights into common training issues, recommends tested tools and training options, and includes advice from the author's fellow library tech trainers. Chapters focus on both planning technology training and handling difficult scenarios, offering fine concrete plans for educating patrons in the most efficient manner. Any collection strong in library science or technology training options needs THE ACCIDENTAL TECHNOLOGY TRAINER, which easily moves beyond the librarian world to address any trainer's issues.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful for anyone who trains August 3, 2013
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I am planning to teach basic computer instruction in a food pantry setting. The book was very useful. I got many tips on learning styles and how to plan for coursework
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Stephanie Gerding is a librarian, author, and trainer. She presents workshops around the country and online on grants, training, leadership and technology topics. She is also an Outreach and Training Specialist for Techsoup for Libraries.

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