Deep Dive: From Talking to Communicating: Using Improv Techniques to Improve Understanding (G8)

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 17, 2018: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Speakers: Sarah Mauldin, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP; Deb Quentel, CALI

Every day librarians are faced with the need to communicate with constituents who may not speak our language. Whether it’s teaching a class, demonstrating our value to an employer, justifying the cost of materials, or advocating for our profession, librarians talk to stakeholders who don’t know an OPAC from the CFR. Emerging research shows that improvisational theater techniques can help scientists and others translate sometimes bewildering concepts into ideas that anyone can understand by seeing through the audiences’ eyes. This program gives you the opportunity to free your creative side and go from “What?” to “Yes, And!”

NOTE: Due to the structure of this program it was not recorded. However, the program’s supplemental materials are available.

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