LIRT Conference Program -- 2000

Library Instruction Round Table -- 2000 Conference Program -- Teaching As Performance

Sunday, July 9, 2000
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Marriot Grand Ballroom I

As teaching librarians, we are always "on stage". Like actors and other performers, our ability to communicate our message depends not only on content but on how well we present ourselves:

  • What can we learn from the theatrical professions to enhance our teaching?
  • What techniques can we use to connect with our audience?

This practical program will focus on ways to improve library instruction through better presentation skills.


Monika Antonelli
Reference Librarian
University of North Texas Libraries
Teaching As Performance
PowerPoint Slides
Joe Dempsey
Chicago Actor
American Theater Company member
Second City National Touring Company, former member

A summary of the program, prepared by Cynthia Akers, is now available, as well as the bibliography prepared for the program:

Teaching As Performance Bibliography, prepared by the LIRT Continuing Education Committee.

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