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Brick & Click: Presentation Guidelines

50-minute sessions

Presentation sessions are active learning opportunities that are practical and relevant to the challenges and user needs of academic libraries.

Each session may include 1-3 presenters. Allow at least 5 minutes in your session for questions from attendees.

  • Present brief history/background of the topic
  • Avoid extensive institution demographics
  • Cover practical, applicable content
  • Avoid jargon
  • Limit amount of text on each slide, adding visual content
  • Practice the presentation
     

Presenters are encouraged to provide supplemental materials (paper handouts or URL to electronic "handouts").

Please bring the presentation file on a jump drive for dependable access should there be technical difficulties.

Presenters are also invited to write a paper for the Proceedings, if desired. Papers should be 2,000-4,000 words in length.

10-minute lightning round

Have a great idea, procedure, product/service, but not enough content for an entire session? Consider being a presenter in a Lightning Round session.

Each session includes four "lightning presentations" back to back. This doesn't mean presenters talk fast, but  presents the topic for a maximum of 10 minutes, with time for questions at the end of the fourth lightning round.

Each presentation is made by one individual. Avoid too much lead-up (history, background) to your main point. Focus on the main topic.

Bring a physical handout or a URL to an electronic "handout" in case attendees want more information or have questions to ask you. Please bring your presentation on a jump drive for dependable access should technical difficulties occur.

TIP: Practice the presentation and time yourself to stay comfortably within 10 minutes.

Lightning Round presenters are also invited to write a paper for the Proceedings, if desired. Papers should be 2,000-4,000 words in length.
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