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Presentations for Librarians - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843343035, 9781780631226

Presentations for Librarians

1st Edition

A Complete Guide to Creating Effective, Learner-Centred Presentations

Author: Lee Hilyer
Hardcover ISBN: 9781843343042
eBook ISBN: 9781780631226
Paperback ISBN: 9781843343035
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st January 2008
Page Count: 216
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Human learning and learning from presentations: How people learn: Human cognitive architecture and the learning process; Learning from presentations: 1) A bad experience; Learning from presentations: 2) A good experience. Part 2 Creating a learner-centred presentation: Introduction to the presentation process model; Getting started; Writing your script and creating your storyboards; Creating your slides; Creating effective hand outs; Integrating your script, slides and hand outs through practice and rehearsal; Delivering a successful presentation; Evaluation for improvement.


Recent research on learning from multimedia presentations has indicated that the current way many people prepare their slide presentations may actually hinder learning. Considering the ubiquity of the PowerPoint presentation in business and in education, presenters should be concerned whether or not their audience members are effectively receiving the information they wish to impart. This issue is of special import for librarians who teach, as they often must convey complex information in a very limited amount of time. Combining the best evidence on multimedia learning with real-world practical guidelines, this book aims to provide novice and expert presenters alike with the tools they need to ensure an effective, learner-centred presentation.

Key Features

  • Presents guidelines and techniques based on evidence from the research literature
  • Provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the relevant learning and instructional design theories behind effective, learner-centred presentations
  • Covers techniques for Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote and Star Office Impress


Information professionals interested in crafting instructionally-effective and learner-centred presentations


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Individual chapters are well written and contain easily digestible amounts of information., Library Management
…a useful contribution to ridding the world of poor presentations., Library Management

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About the Author

Lee Hilyer

Lee Andrew Hilyer is Coordinator of Interlibrary Loan Services for the University of Houston Libraries. Prior to that, he was Assistant Director for Photocopy/Interlibrary Loan Services at the Houston Academy of Medicine, Texas Medical Center Library where he developed the curricula for both beginner and advanced presentation skills classes. He has published two books on Interlibrary Loans.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Houston, USA