Don’t Just Stand There, Say Something! Networking and Communication Skills for Librarians

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Course Description

A workshop developed to strengthen librarians' interpersonal communication skills with faculty, staff, and patrons in informal settings like receptions or impromptu meetings. Topics discussed include self-introductions, making small talk, preparing to pitch the library’s services, and entering and exiting small group conversations at events.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Developing skills for self-introductions
  • Learning the elements of an elevator speech
  • Understanding use of the "OAR" technique in conversation
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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