For Immediate Release
CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Rethinking Library Instruction: Libraries as Social Learning Centers. Paul Signorelli will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse starting on Oct. 6, 2014.
Too often a library’s rich resources are underutilized because library users don’t know how to use them, are afraid to ask or simply aren’t aware. Whether in public or academic libraries, effective instructional programs developed around a library’s resources and services can boost customer satisfaction. Through this interactive eCourse, training specialist Paul Signorelli will help you and your staff increase awareness of all the library has to offer as he teaches basic instructional techniques to improve presentation skills. The eCourse will also include readings, simple assignments, an asynchronous discussion board and optional, live, online discussions.
Part 1: Introduction and Engagement—Getting Users through the Door
Part 2: Preparing for Delivery—Thinking from a User-Centric Point of View
Part 3: Delivering Learning for Positive Results—Providing Learning that Lasts
Part 4: The End is The Beginning: Libraries as Onsite-Online Social Learning Centers
About the Instructor
Paul Signorelli has more than 20 years of experience working for libraries and nonprofit organizations. As director of staff training (six years) and volunteer services (14 years) for the San Francisco Public Library, he created, implemented and managed numerous training plans. A graduate of the Infopeople Master Trainer project, he is active in the Learning Roundtable of the American Library Association and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
Registration for this ALA Editions facilitated eCourse, which begins on Oct. 6, can be purchased at the ALA Store. Participants in this course will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message board participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (MP3 files), and downloading and viewing PDF and PowerPoint files.
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