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Training Librarians: Tips from the Trenches

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As presented for TBLC in October 2012

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Training Librarians: Tips from the Trenches

  1. 1. Training Librarians: Tips from the Trenches Nicole C. Engard VP of Education, ByWater Solutions Author, The Accidental Systems Librarian 2d nengard@gmail.com nengard@bywatersolutions.com http://tasl.web2learning.net http://web2learning.netWednesday, October 10, 12
  2. 2. Prepare http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015880206851/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  3. 3. Don’t get stuck in a rut http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015880206860/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  4. 4. Entering the unknown http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015878960370/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  5. 5. Alleviate Fears http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015878888140/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  6. 6. Old is comforting http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015879031182/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  7. 7. Manage expectations http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015878616692/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  8. 8. Change is scary http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015879184585/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  9. 9. Start by empathizing http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015878896098/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  10. 10. Dont Lecture / Ask Questions http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015878821496/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  11. 11. What do you like? http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015879614876/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  12. 12. Provide Examples http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015878793700/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  13. 13. Different learning styles http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015878756104/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  14. 14. Make it Fun http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015880206827/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  15. 15. Ah! Ha! Moment http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015878821524/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  16. 16. You cant win them all http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015878762573/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  17. 17. Tools for Training http://pinterest.com/pin/34340015878766782/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  18. 18. Share your favorites ● Links: – http://delicious.com Bookmark tools and useful sites to share in classes – mine: http://delicious.com/nengard – http://zotero.org Keep a running bibliography on the topics you teach and share those resources with the class – mine: http://www.zotero.org/nengardWednesday, October 10, 12
  19. 19. Show Them How ● Video: – recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net Open Source screencasting – www.techsmith.com/jing.html Free of cost screencasting – www.teamviewer.com Screensharing/Remote controlWednesday, October 10, 12
  20. 20. Keep the learning going ● Moodle: http://moodle.com Create an online course that students can come back to ● Wiki: http://www.mediawiki.org Create a wiki that students can contribute to as they learnWednesday, October 10, 12
  21. 21. Tips from the Book ● Chapter 8: Instruction Techniques – http://tasl.web2learning.net/links/ ● Chapter 9: Independent Study – http://tasl.web2learning.net/links/Wednesday, October 10, 12
  22. 22. Final Tips ● In person is always better – Seeing faces and expressions makes all the difference ● Dont get stuck on your outline – Train to your audience, not to your schedule ● Make it personal – Always share personal stories, empathize ● Be enthusiastic! – If youre excited your trainees will be tooWednesday, October 10, 12
  23. 23. Thank You!! Nicole C. Engard VP of Education, ByWater Solutions Author, The Accidental Systems Librarian 2d nengard@gmail.com nengard@bywatersolutions.com http://tasl.web2learning.net http://web2learning.netWednesday, October 10, 12

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