Presentation Skills: Beginner Tips and Expert Hacks

Session D2 1:20 – 2:05

Session description:

Do you want to share what you have learned from the Symposium with your colleagues and students? Are there other library resources or topics that you have been intending to present, but weren’t sure how to get started? In this session, you will learn how to plan and give an effective presentation. Whether you are getting ready to do a presentation for the first time, or you want to improve upon your presentation skills, find out how to make your presentation relevant to your audience and ensure that they leave with something useful. You will also discover tips for working with nervousness and learn tricks to take your presentation to the next level.

Presenter Bio:

Raphaella Dixon is passionate about helping library professionals develop their skills and attain their potential. She is the board librarian at the Lester B. Pearson School Board, where she gives support and training on library procedures and standards, information literacy, and copyright. She headed the Quebec committee for CLA’s Leading Learning, and was a co-author of APSDS’s Foire aux questions sur le droit d’auteur en milieu scolaire du Québec. Raphaella represents the anglophone school boards on the MEES Comité de liaison pour les bibliothécaires scolaires, and sits on the SQTD Comité d’usagers. She is the children’s book review editor for the ABQLA Bulletin, and vice-president of the ABQLA school section.