LIR Show and Tell Competition

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by Friday, 29 September 2023 (midnight)

 

‘Show and Tell’ Competition

The LIR HEAnet User Group for Libraries is running its very successful Show & Tell competition once again.

This time we have opened the competition up to all early career library staff with five years or less experience of working in library environments on the island of Ireland, as well current LIS students and/or recently qualified library professionals from LAI or CILIP accredited institutions.

This competition provides you an opportunity to showcase your work to the wider library community. We are interested in hearing about any research or collaborative projects/ initiatives you have contributed to, or are currently engaged in.

If you would like to improve both your presentation and communication skills this competition is an ideal platform to make an impact. 

We would like you to record a PowerPoint presentation (maximum of 5 minutes), following a template. 

Download PowerPoint template: LIR Show & Tell 2023 Template

Prizes will be given to the top 3 submissions (vouchers) and participants can win a LIR branded hoodie. A selection of videos will be showcased on the LIR Group website.

Who can participate in this competition?

All early career library staff with five years or less experience of working in library environments on the island of Ireland, as well current LIS students, and/or recently qualified library professionals from LAI or CILIP accredited institutions

What are the prizes?

The top three submissions will win One4All vouchers (€150 for first, €100 for second, €50 for third). 

Winner(s) will be invited to present at the LIR seminar in November.

Presentation(s) will be hosted on LIR website

Participants can also win a LIR branded hoodie.

When is the deadline?

Deadline for online Submissions is Midnight September 29

What kind of topics can be submitted?

We are interested in hearing about any research or collaborative projects/initiatives you have contributed to, or are currently engaged in.

What should I prepare?

A slideshow using PowerPoint with your own audio narration. Please use the PowerPoint template provided: LIR Show & Tell 2023 PowerPoint Template

How long should the presentation be?

A maximum of 5 minutes duration.

Is there a template I should use?

Yes! There is a slide deck which contains a template slide that you should use as the basis for your presentation. Make sure to include an introduction slide also, to let us know your name and the title of your presentation.

Download PowerPoint template: LIR Show & Tell 2023 Template

How will the competition be judged?

Members of the LIR committee will judge the presentations using the rubric provided in the template slide deck. Presentations should aim to be visually engaging, as well as informative!

How can I record a PowerPoint presentation?

Here are some resources you may find useful:

Accepting submissions

Click the button below to submit your show-and-tell