This interactive presentation will describe the biology behind humor; when to use humor; and the importance of it in communicating information literacy to students, faculty, and EVERYONE. As facilitators of learning, librarians can use humor as a teaching tool to reduce library anxiety and to increase creative thinking. Participants will learn techniques and share methods in order to gain an understanding that humor is a skill that must be cultivated. “Wit punctures, humor pictures.”
Linda Sizemore and Ashley Cole. "A Joke is a Serious Thing: Using Humor In Library Instruction" Kentucky Library Association/Kentucky ASL Joint Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. Sep. 2013.