9525 S. Halsted Street, South Chicago. 25 minutes from Hyde Park by car – not easily accessed by transit—I encourage speaker/organizer to carpool. Regional Library with major African-American history archival library. Library named after Carter Woodson, the first history African-American history Ph.D. from Harvard, the founder of African-American studies as an academic discipline, creator, Black History Month. Major center for Chicago African-American community.
So far, talks have run Saturdays, 10:30 AM, and Thursdays, 6 PM. Budget 90 minutes for the talk to allow time for questions. Organizers and speakers should arrive 40 minutes prior to talk.
Michelle Carnes, reference librarian, Woodson Public Library, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312.747.6921. Michelle is fantastically organized and a great support for the program.
Rodney Freeman, director, Woodson Public Library, email@example.com.
What to bring:
VGA dongle for presenter’s computer, USB remote control, KICP PA system and microphone, presenter surveys.
Woodson Library has a good projector and screen.
Predominantly African-American. Wide range of ages (teens and older adults), educational backgrounds, and socioeconomic status. Very enthusiastic and curious about science. Tend to ask lots of great questions.
- Park, enter the library through main entrance, turn left and go into the classroom.
- Say hello to Michelle, who will likely be there putting forward relevant reading material and providing snacks.
- Lower the projector screen using button on left side of room.
- Michelle will get a colleague to come set up the projector. Make sure speaker’s computer works with it.
- Plug in PA system and microphone, make sure it works and that there is no feedback.
- Get presentation remote working with presenter’s computer.
- Hand out surveys, one per chair.
- Greet everyone, review schedule of upcoming talks.
- Remind everyone to sign in.
- Introduce speaker.
- Sit in back, take pictures of audience and presenter from multiple angles.
- Make sure not to lose dongle or remote control.