Here are some ideas that will help you plan your next library orientation presentation for staff at your school. This includes my slides, and information on the activity I used. Hope it gives you ideas for your own.
Check out the follow up questions and answers from my presentation at the online free 8th annual conference put on by The Library Journal's The Digital Shift. Links to find the archive of all presentations from this event. Enjoy :) I had a great time presenting and especially getting ideas from others.
Join my free upcoming webinar, Enhance Your Library: Save Time & Build a Smarter Collection. Learn about:
Purposeful discussions with teachers and students
Facilitating “subject chats”
Engaging DP, MYP, and PYP coordinators
Building relationships with new and existing staff
Making informed content purchases, especially for Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK), and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)
Feel free to use the PPT that I presented in my webinar "Distract Me Not: Using Technology To Focus on the Research". You can still watch the recording and read up on suggestions I have if you are going to do any kind of online presentation. It's definitely not the same experinece as presenting in person.
Use a bar code scanning app to save you time creating book lists!
Writing for local publications is a fun way to promote your library to the community.
I wrote a book review about Life on Mars by Jennifer Brown for local magazine, Urban Family and was surprised at how many emails and positive comments I received afterwards. It's something fun, easy and free that anyone can do!
Looking to plan a guest speaker but not sure how to?
Or are you just looking for a few ideas to make planning, networking and the whole process smoother?
I recently did a presentation at the School Librarian Connection with Stojana Popovska on this topic, so I'd like to share my experiences with planning Guest Authors as well as share the presentation itself.