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Training the Internet Trainer

As your organization's librarian, are you expected to provide Internet training to attorneys, managers, staff and/or students?  Come to this workshop to learn how to design, develop and present an Internet training course, select course materials and conduct follow-up evaluations.  Workshop participants will experience and discuss different classroom techniques, including the use of PowerPoint.

The program will begin with a short review of the basics of learning styles and communications skills.  The rest of the program will be devoted to having participants develop an introductory Internet Training course.  Participants will experience different classroom techniques, use PowerPoint to design an introductory presentation, develop handouts to accompany a course, identify Internet sites and develop exercises to use in a presentation as well as discuss problems that will arise in a presentation and how to handle them.  Throughout the  program there will be opportunities to discuss techniques and experiences.  The role student evaluations play in the development of future programs will also be discussed.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify content for an Internet training program;
  • Design an introductory presentation using PowerPoint;
  • Apply techniques to keep the training session on track; and
  • Distinguish the types of training materials needed, what type of media to use, and how to set up the environment.


This program addresses AALL Special Competencies 4: Information Technology and 6: Teaching.  The complete AALL Statement of Competencies can be found at


Who Should Attend This Program?

Law librarians and non-law librarians whose jobs require them to be involved in training others about how to conduct research on the Internet.


Wanda J. McDavid joined Access/Information in March 2001.  She is a consultant, former law librarian and information manager for international and regional law firms in Denver, Colorado.  McDavid has a Masters Degree in Information Management and Librarianship from the University of Denver.  In addition to developing training sessions for attorneys on the use of the Internet for legal research she has presented programs on legal research, legal resources on the Internet and evaluating search engines for the Colorado Bar Association, the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies and the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association.

If you are interested in scheduling this program, please fill out and submit a scheduling form.

Dates and Locations:

Saturday, September 15, 2001 - South Texas College of Law -  Houston, Texas


To register for the September 15, 2001 program in Houston, Texas click here.

This professional development opportunity is brought to you by the American Association of Law Libraries. For additional information, please contact Mary Jawgiel, AALL Education Manager, at 312-939-4764.

AALL recognizes major support from BNA, Inc. for the Professional Development Program.