Almost all librarians have to speak in public. Whether you speak to a rug full of pre-schoolers at storytime, or a classroom full of students for an information literacy session, or your board at their monthly meeting, you will speak in public.

Do you always feel ready? Probably, not.

We will address some of the real basics of public speaking, including preparation, knowing your audience, how to use a microphone, what do wear, what NOT to do. Don’t you wish they had covered this in library school? Please come prepared with your own suggestions (or horror stories) to share so that we can all learn.


Original broadcast September 8, 2015 

Instructor Bio ~ Anne Abate
Anne has worked in a wide variety of libraries and library-related organizations during her career. She is currently the owner of Library Discount Network, a business that negotiates with database vendors on behalf of library consortia and networks. The company also provides administrative and management support for nonprofit organizations.