“Library instruction is like a theatre performance. You play a role as the instruction librarian. There is a live audience. You may receive reviews or evaluations. Or maybe the teaching experience feels more like an audition—a bit unnerving.”
Earlier this month, Leatherby Libraries librarians and authors Julie Artman, Douglas Dechow and their co-author Jeff Sundquist lead an instructional seminar to the American Library Association correlating with their recently published book “The Craft of Librarian Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence.“ The workshop approached how “acting techniques can hone your presentation skills, your teaching style, and your performance to create an invigorating (and stress-free) learning experience for your students.”
Promoting their instructional book, the seminar was offered to instruction librarians of all levels of experience. We’re so proud of the work of Julie Artman and Doug Dechow, and how they are continuing to teach and assist fellow librarians. For more information about the seminar, visit the event page here, and make sure to purchase your own copy!