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Delivering Effective Conference Presentations Webinar, February 5, 2020

Presenting at a conference can be both a major professional opportunity and a major personal challenge. Whether you are sharing a successful project, exciting research, or you’ve been tasked with teaching your peers about a new aspect of library work, there’s a lot of preparation that goes into a successful presentation.

In this workshop, Marci Cohen, a public services librarian and experienced presenter, shows how to engage and inform your audience while avoiding common pitfalls. Cohen teaches how to tailor the content to the audience and the setting, eliminate distractions, and how to effectively use—but not over-use—technology. You’ll learn about time management and simple steps you can take to help things go smoothly, whether you are presenting on your own or as part of a larger panel.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone who is interested in giving their first conference presentation or who wants to improve their skills.

Registration is available at the ALA Store. You can register at both individual and group rates.

If you are interested in bulk/institutional pricing or have any questions, please contact ALA Publishing at