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Resources for Presenters and Facilitators

The most successful DLF sessions are inherently participatory, inclusive, and action-oriented. An interactive session engages and activates participants from the start, inspiring them to make and do rather than simply listen and watch. An inclusive session welcomes participants of different backgrounds, experience levels, and disciplines. An action-oriented session includes clear take-aways that participants may be able to implement at their own institutions. The strongest presentations will clearly articulate plans for sessions addressing the above points. We also welcome community-spirited presentations by digital library practitioners from the commercial sector; however, please note that exhibiting sponsor tables are available for promoting or selling products or services.  

We’ve put together a video with some tips for successful conference presentations. We encourage everyone to watch and incorporate these suggestions clearly into your sessions. 

To browse successful presentations and workshops from past DLF Forums, visit our Past DLF Forums page or go directly to the content for our most recent events:

Creating Accessible Presentations Webinar
One of DLF’s strengths is that our membership and events are inclusive sites for exchange. Our members participate in a variety of cultural and disciplinary communities and bring many different professional and personal experiences and learning styles with them to our events. To help presenters effectively engage with this diverse and dynamic community, we offer these practical recommendations for creating accessible presentations.

Our Creating Accessible Presentations guidelines were first created by a subgroup of the 2016 DLF Forum Inclusivity Committee, and they were subsequently expanded to a webinar for the 2017 DLF Forum. These efforts continued in 2020 and 2021 with the Creating Accessible Online Presentations webinars, organized and held by members of DLF’s Committee for Equity and Inclusion and Digital Accessibility Working Group. 

Most recently, this work was updated for our 2022 events in the Creating Accessible Presentations Webinar held in July 2022 and led by Debbie Krahmer. View the latest webinar below.

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