Training LIS Students and New Librarians for Careers in Instruction, a Two-Part Series

Wednesday, 3/6/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)
Wednesday, 3/13/2019
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Teaching and presentation skills are crucial in librarianship, and many new librarians can feel uncertain in these roles due to no formal training.  It’s important to help LIS students and new librarians develop these skills in order that they feel comfortable running a classroom and presenting to different departments across campus.

Based on their ACRL book The Craft of Librarian Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence, join Julie Artman, Jeff Sundquist, and Doug Dechow for a fun and creative approach to teaching library instruction and presentation. Acting techniques can help you and your mentees hone your presentation skills, your teaching style, and your performance to create an invigorating (and stress-free) learning experience for your students. This special 2-part series will provide practical and teachable approaches for librarian faculty of library and information science students, or librarians mentoring new librarians, to help you prepare them to succeed in their future careers as instruction librarians.

Attendees will receive a complimentary ebook copy of the presenters’ book The Craft of Librarian Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence.

Learning Outcomes

Through the use of acting methods and techniques, participants will learn how to:

PART I: Preparing New Instructors for the Stage (60 minutes)

  • Rehearse and prepare library and information science students or new librarians for future careers as instruction librarians by honing individual presentation styles through the use of acting techniques, including visualization, memorization, and improvisation; and
  • Engage and connect library and information science students or new librarians in the instruction arena to their student audience through personalization and role-playing, and by exploring teacher identity.

PART II: Teaching Presence and Intentional Instruction (60 minutes)

  • Sharpen your library and information science students’ or new librarians’ unique teaching presence through reflection and intentional instruction; and
  • Question and Answer wrap-up with discussion on challenges and suggested curriculum.

Who Should Attend

Teaching faculty of library and information science students; librarians mentoring new instruction librarians; any librarian who wants to reduce stage fright and gain increased comfort in front of audiences; library managers and administrators

Host

Julie Artman has worked as a theatre director, producer, acting coach, and actor in New York City, Los Angeles, and regionally. Currently, Julie is Chair of Collection Management at Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University, and teaches in the Department of Theatre. Julie’s next book will explore the nature of acting through the interplay of mindfulness teachings and practices.

Jeff Sundquist is Assistant Dean for Research and Collections at Florida Atlantic University. After earning a BA in Theater at UCLA, he stayed to pursue an MLIS and MA in Scandinavian Studies concurrently, the latter degree hinging tightly on the works of Ibsen and Strindberg. Jeff is working on a new book about the theatrical reception of Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse.

Douglas R. Dechow (PhD, MSLIS) is the Digital Humanities and Sciences Librarian at Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University and the Director of Digital Projects for Chapman University's Center for American War Letters. Doug is co-author or co-editor of a number of books, including Generation Space: A Love Story (2017), The Craft of Librarian Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence (2016), Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson (2015), and Squeak: A Quick Trip to ObjectLand (2002), a Smalltalk programming language textbook.

Registration

Cost

Register for the full series and save money!

Registration fee for full series
ACRL member: $85
ALA member: $125
Nonmember: $155
Student: $60
Group*: $395

Registration fee for individual webcast
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

Attendees will receive a complimentary ebook copy of the presenters’ book The Craft of Librarian Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence.

How to Register

    To register for the full series:

    • Go to the Online Registration page.
    • Locate the ACRL Webcast Series link under the March 2019 header.
    • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast title.
    • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

    To register for an individual webcast:

    • Go to the Online Registration page.
    • Locate the webcast by the date of the event under the March 2019 heading.
    • Select the "Register" link next to the webcast title.
    • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

    Archive
    Webcasts will be recorded and made available to registrants as an archive, so if you sign up but cannot attend the live event, you will receive the archived webcast recording.

    Tech Requirements

    ACRL Webcasts are held in an Adobe Connect virtual classroom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. You may ask questions through text-based chat.  Adobe works on both PC and Apple platforms.

    Contact

    If you have a question about an e-Learning opportunity or need to make arrangements for special assistance, please contact Margot Conahan (mconahan@ala.org).