my public talks

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.

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

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My Open Library talks (ongoing)

Innovation vs Liberation

Knight Foundation Library Innovation grant kickoff, Cambridge MA, November 28, 2016

Solve the Digital Divide! with One Neat Trick!

NHLA Fall Conference and Business Meeting, November 3, 2016

The Last 15% – Libraries Easing the Empowerment Divide

Southern Tier Library System annual meeting, Painted Post NY, October 13, 2016

Disrupting Tradition: Libraries as Agents of Innovation and Advocacy

Digital Learning Initiative Speaker Series, Boston University, October 6, 2016

Passport to Vermont Libraries Program (recording)

NCompass Live, June 15, 2016

Critical Librarianship approach to the library as classroom (in eight minutes)

Library 2.016 Worldwide Virtual Conference, June 15, 2016

If I Ran the Zoo Library

Merri-Hill-Rock Coop, Hooksett, NH, June 8, 2016

The Digital Divide’s Last Mile

Vermont Library Conference, Stowe VT, May 18, 2016

The Digital Divide’s Last Mile

University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI, April 18, 2016

The Digital Divide and Privacy

SJSU, Library 2.016, March 16, 2016

LLAMA Career Institute Workshop

ALA, Boston MA, January 8, 2016