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Teaching the Internet to library staff and users : 10 ready-to-go workshops that work
Hollands, William D.
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New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, [1999]

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xii, 208 pages ; 28 cm.

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ZA4201 .H65 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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This guide is designed to help librarians teach their staff to be Internet trainers. It includes ten scripted workshops tailored for teaching Internet skills to library patrons.

Author Notes

William Hollands received a B.A. in English from Williams College, an M.A. in literature from Cambridge University, and an M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan's School of Information and Library Studies (now the School of Information). His first professional library position was with the New York Public Library's Science, Industry, and Business Library. In 1995, he became the New York Public Library's first Internet Librarian (later Web Coordinator) for the system's 85 branch libraries. He currently lives in Seattle and works for the Microsoft Corporation.

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Library Journal Review

This collection of ready-to-use workshops for library staff and patrons includes a three-part train-the-trainer session and a three-part session introducing HTML, plus four individual sessionsÄGetting Started on the World Wide Web, Using Search Engines and Finding Information on the Web, Books and Literature on the Web, and College Information on the Web. The sessions emphasize basic skills and hands-on learning. Most are designed to last 60 to 90 minutes, though several would likely exceed the allotted time period. Each workshop includes an overview for the trainer, an agenda, a sample script with detailed descriptions of activities and timing, and handouts. The workshops are fast-paced, well organized, and interesting. This book is a great starting point for novice trainers and would be especially useful for libraries just now developing Internet training programs. The author, formerly a technology trainer and Internet librarian at the New York Public Library, currently works for Microsoft. Recommended.ÄJanet A. Crum, Oregon Health Sciences Univ. Lib., Portland (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. xi
1 Internet Train the Trainers
2 Internet Train the Trainers (Part 2)
3 Internet Train the Trainers (Part 3)
4 Getting Started on the World Wide Web
5 Using Search Engines and Finding Information on the Web
6 Books and Literature on the Web
7 College Information on the Web
8 Introduction to HTML Structure and Text
9 Introduction to HTML Links and Troubleshooting
10 Introduction to HTML Graphics and Color
Indexp. 207
About the Authorp. 209