LIRT Conference Program -- 2009

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Preparing Yourself to Teach:
Touching all the Bases
Sunday, July 12, 2009
10:30 to Noon
McCormick Place West -- Room W-474

Whether you’re trying to identify, learn or improve your teaching skills this session will help you get to the top of your game. Learn what you can do before, during and after you teach to enhance your skills. Even if you just want to learn how to look and sound like a pro, this session will help you hit a homerun.

Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and recently elected president elect of ACRL, will begin the program by discussing Assessment as Learning. She will be followed by Beth Woodard, Staff Development and Training Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who will cover Student-Centered Design. Then Teaching as Performance will be covered my Monika Antonelli, Instruction Librarian at Minnesota State University Mankato. Join these all-stars as they discuss the skills that can help you turn your audience into fans.

Presentation handouts are now available:

Speaker information:

Monika Antonelli is a Reference / Instruction Librarian at the Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN. From 1992 to 2007 she worked as a Reference Librarian at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Monika has worked professionally as a voice actress and is best known for her roles of Puar and Chiatzu on the animated television series Dragonball and Dragonball Z. She has a MS in Library Science and a MS in Drama from the University of North Texas. She has also studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London, England.

Lisa Hinchliffe

Beth S. Woodard is the Staff Development and Training Coordinator and Head of the Reference Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Beth was cooeditor of the Information Literacy and Instruction column with Lori Arp from 2002-2009, and has written about training for reference services and instruction. She is co-author of the chapter, “Teaching the Teachers: Developing a Teaching Improvement Program for Academic Librarians,” in the forthecoming ACRL publication, The Expert Library. Since 2000, Beth has been on the faculty of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Institute for Information Literacy, and has taught in the Immersion program as well as the Intentional Teacher program.