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Skills to Make a Librarian by Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

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A librarian prepares

strengthening job performance through theatre practice

Michael Saar

Abstract

At first consideration there may not seem to be much crossover between the worlds of the librarianship and theatre performance. In actuality, both fields have a lot to teach each other and learn from each other. In this chapter the author, an academic librarian who also works as an actor and director, examines some of the different theatre skills that hold value for librarians, particularly in the areas of reference services, and library instruction. The author examines how skills ranging from the general (commonly developed through any performance experience) to the specific (skills gleaned in the context of specific performance styles or ...

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