talk archive

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

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


Digital Divide’s Last Mile

CLA, Pasadena CA November 7, 2015

Rural internet access “challenges and opportunities”

Maine ILEAD Conference & Maine State Library, Bangor Maine June 24 & September 24, 2015

Pecha Kucha talk about Open Library

Vermont Library Conference, Burlington VT, May 19, 2015

Attitude: How you bridge the empowerment divide by being more like Vanilla Ice

Connecticut Library Association, Groton CT, April 27, 2015


Futureproofing the Library

MA Library Conference, Sturbridge MA, October 29, 2014

The Digital Divide and You

Mississippi Library Conference, Vicksburg MS October 14, 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