talks I’ve given

I like to give talks on the intersection of libraries, technology and politics. Specifically…

  • Rural issues such as rural library technology and the digital divide
  • Copyright, fair use, and DRM in libraries
  • Policy issues such as SOPA, CIPA, privacy, and legislation around social software.
  • Open source software such as Firefox and Open Source OPACs

I enjoy public speaking and I’ve been doing it for over a decade nationally and internationally. If you would like me to give a talk, please don’t hesitate to read more about what I do my faq or my resume, or just get in touch with me.

Here are my most recent talks. Previous talks are on the talks archive page. * indicates keynote

Open, Now - Fair Use and Striking While the Iron is Hot

2014

How Do We Get to the Future?

Ashfield PL Centennial Celebration, Ashfield MA July 17, 2014

Why the public library is different from anything else (and maybe better)

Somerville PL Friends Group, Somerville MA June 25, 2014

Bridging the Digital Divide *

Lake Superior Library Symposium, Duluth MN, June 06, 2014

21st Century Digital Divide *

Rural Libraries Conference, Mackinac Island MI, April 30, 2014

Blogs, Bloggers and Blogging

Lexington Reads, Cary Public Library, Lexington MA, March 22, 2014

Open, Now – Fair Use and Striking While the Iron is Hot *

METRO-NY Annual Conference, Manhattan NY, January 15, 2014