"I certainly never write a review about a book I don't think worth reviewing, a flat-out bad book, unless it's an enormously fashionable bad book." --
says, John Gardner in Conversations with John Gardner
Quoted from 'Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations'     Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p.150. Available @ Amazon.com

Friday, May 18, 2012

Reading now: Technology Training in Libraries

Technology Training in Libraries (Tech Set #6) by Sarah Houghton-Jan, Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010.

What do the reviewers say:
This should prove an essential resource for librarians responsible for implementing training and employee development programs. [Houghton-Jan is a 2009 LJ Mover & Shaker.]" --Library Journal, June 2010
"Houghton-Jan…offers a guide to help all types of libraries implement low-cost, comprehensive, and effective programs for staff to learn new technology skills." --SciTech Book News, June 2010

Your library plays a crucial role as your community's epicenter for technology whether you provide skill building resources, free access to the Web or both. To deliver top service to your Web-savvy users, you and your staff must stay up-to-date with the latest technology skills and trends. This invaluable new guide in The Tech Set® series from renowned consultant, speaker, and technology instructor Sarah Houghton-Jan presents practical, start-to-finish guidance so you can easily and successfully implement a low-cost, comprehensive, and effective staff technology training program in your library. Houghton-Jan outlines various types of technology training programs and helps you determine which one is right for your library. You'll learn how to create a list of important technology skills to include in training, how to integrate popular technology training tools into your program, and best practices for dealing with common problems like working with different learning styles, dealing with difficult learners, and finding a suitable location. There are tips for marketing your program to supporters and skeptics alike, as well as guidelines for evaluating its success. Whether you're an experienced technology instructor or a first-time trainer, this new 'Tech Set' title will help you develop thriving, easy-to-implement, and budget-friendly technology training programs in your library.

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