Public Speaking Handbook for Librarians and Information Professionals

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McFarland, Jul 14, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 175 pages
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Now more than ever, librarians need good communication skills. They are no longer unseen collectors, classifiers, and cultural guardians. Information professionals are doing more public speaking at conferences, in meetings, classes, book talks and countless other situations, but many of them dislike, even fear, the thought of getting up in front of a group of people and giving a presentation. Librarians and other information professionals can find in this work help in overcoming their hesitation. Part one offers basic principles for better speech preparation and delivery, discussing such topics as the importance of good listening skills to being a good speaker, doing the necessary research beforehand, applying organizational skills to a presentation, engaging an audience, practicing a presentation before actually giving it, and putting oneself at ease, among others. Part Two discusses the specific situations in which librarians often have to communicate, including interviews, interpersonal communication, library instruction, meetings and presentations to large groups.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Lend Me Your Ears
9
Doing the Prep Work
15
Imposing Order You Know You Want To
22
The Calm Before the Storm
30
OvertureCurtain Lights
37
Discussion and Participation
46
Interviewing
55
Library Instruction
78
Meetings
91
Presentations to Large Groups
103
Interviews with Library Professionals
111
The Speakers Bookshelf
135
Presentation Software Tips
148
Bibliography
155
Index
163

Interpersonal Communication
65

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About the author (2003)

Sarah R. Statz is a library assistant for the Madison Public Library system in Madison, Wisconsin, and a freelance indexer.

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