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Information for Session Leaders

Children and Youth Conference for North Texas Libraries

Session Leaders:

Thank you for your interest in leading a session at the Children and Youth Conference. NTRLS will need to collect some information from you so that we can prepare the conference materials and make sure your room is properly equipped.

Please submit the 2011 session leader form as soon as possible.

To reduce paper waste, we will ask attendees to print their own handouts from the CYC website. Unless you prefer to control access to your materials, please plan to provide electronic files of whatever handouts will be needed for your session.

See below for guidelines regarding handouts and time-length of your session.

Some Tips and Guidelines for Conference Session Leaders

Session Content

Attendees at our previous conferences have indicated a preference for “how-to” sessions whenever the topic lends itself to such. For example: a session on blogging would not only define blogs, but provide specific instructions or demonstration on creating a blog.

Guidelines for Handouts

Large presentations can be formatted with multiple slides per page to reduce the number of pages in the handout. Also consider the possibility that some slides of your presentation might not need to be included in the handout.

Handouts to be posted online should normally be in PDF format. If you give us a Word Document or PowerPoint presentation (PPT file), we will convert it to PDF ourselves, making our own decisions about formatting options.

If you are providing a PowerPoint presentation, please be sure that the text on each slide is large enough to be legible when printed with multiple slides per page.

Please do not provide videos or slideshows (including PowerPoint PPS files) to be posted online. Feel free, however, to provide a document containing a link to a video or slideshow available elsewhere on the Internet.

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