Resources for Spring Symposium Presenters

A wide range of resources to support Symposium presenters are available. Are you creating a poster? A map? A Powerpoint presentation? Would you like help with the research process or making a bibliography? And would you like to practice public speaking or run through your presentation? The Library, ITS and the CTLR can help you prepare for the Symposium.

Abstract Writing 
The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina has many excellent handouts including one on writing an abstract.

Media Support - for Powerpoints, Posters, Maps, and More!
Wilson Media Lab is located in the Davis Family Library. Tutors are available Sundays 1pm-11pm, Monday-Thursday, 9am-11pm, and Friday 9am-7PM, or see to schedule an appt.

Compressing PowerPoint and Keynote Files
Is your PowerPoint or Keynote too large? Here are some links showing you how to reduce your file size by compressing photos within the file.

Research Support
Find Books, Articles, and Other Sources
Subject Guides
Still stuck? Ask a research librarian at or go/askalibrarian

Citing Sources
Citations in Academic PresentationsCitations in Academic Presentations
Citation and Style Guides

Using Illustrator for PostersUsing Illustrator for Posters
Poster TipsPoster Tips
FilePowerPoint Poster Template 36x48.pptx

More Poster Tips Online from Designing Conference Posters and Seduction in the Poster Session
Educational Technology Specialist Mack Roark or digital media tutors are available by appointment or drop-in for Illustrator instruction. 

Simple Maps

Public Speaking 
Oratory Now will offer an interactive workshop on oral presentation skills.

Students who would like to prepare or practice their presentation with a student speaking coach from Oratory Now can schedule an individual session by booking online at

Rehearsal Sessions
A media tutor will be available to allow you to project your presentation on the screen and use the microphone to rehearse your presentation. An Oratory Now coach will also be available to help students with their overall delivery.

See workshop schedules on main page