talk archive

Here is the list of all the talks that I have given. I’ve changed my talks page to be a bit more focused on recent talks I’ve done. If you would like me to give a talk, please don’t hesitate to read more about what I do, read my faq or my resume, or just get in touch with me.

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

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

2013

Copyright and Fair Use recent legal shifts and trends

NJLA Intellectual Freedom Mini-Conference, September 19, 2013

Teaching Tech

NLC Digital Library Coaching Corps, Lincoln NE, August 19, 2013

Open Resources & Fair Use – Share ALL the things

USNH Academic Technology Institute, Plymouth NH, May 28, 2013

Open Library and Open Libraries – information for ALL the people *

NEKLS Tech & Innovation Day, Topeka KS, April 24, 2013

Encouraging a Culture of Openness in Libraries*

NETSL, Worcester MA, April 12, 2013

2012

How can I find it? Can I use it?

Academic Technology Institute, Keene State College June 27 2012

Myths & Facts About the Digital Divide

Metrolina Library Association Conference, Charlotte, NC, June 14, 2012

Cloudsourcing Considerations for libraries considering the cloud *

NELA-ITS Spring Conference, Worcester MA, June 8 2012

The Unevenly Distributed Future *

LACUNY Institute, New York New York, June1, 2012

Achieving Tech Literacy

Maine Library Association conference, Orono Maine, May 21 2012

Creating and managing desirable online communities

Mixmedias conference, Montreal QC, May 17 2012

Stupid Rules and How to Change Them *

ILF District Six conference, Lawrenceburg IN, April 13 2012

Myth & Facts About Digital Divide

National Library of Medicine Health Information Equity Program, Shrewsbury MA, March 29 2012

Myths & Facts About the Digital Divide *

TNLA, Knoxville TN, March 23 2012

Myths & Facts About the Digital Divide

MU LIS program, Colombia MO, March 19 2012

Magic Tricks & Maintenance – Helping the Public Learn Technology

Big Talk for Small Libraries online conference, February 28 2012

2011

Myths About the Digital Divide – speed version

KU Diversity Summit, December 3 2011

Myths About the Digital Divide and what you can do about it

UNC SLIS, Chapel Hill NC, November 18, 2011

Myths About the Digital Divide and what you can do about it

Michigan Library Association, Kalamazoo MI, Oct 28 2011

Myths About the Digital Divide (video)

Olin College Technology & Culture Series, Needham MA, Oct 17 2011

Myths About the Digital Divide*

CLIR Annual Meeting, Milwaukee WI, October 12, 2011

Herding Cats & Deflecting Energies – running a web community

AADL staff day, Ann Arbor MI, October 10, 2011

Digital Divide Readiness Checklist

NELA, Burlington VT, October 4, 2011

Ebooks & Libraries

Augusta ME, September 22, 2011

Tiny Tech/High Tech

Tech Net Conference, Decatur TX, August 3, 2011

On the Fly Tech Support

Tech Net Conference, Decatur TX, August 3, 2011

The Mayor of Everywhere

NELA-ITS, Boylston MA, June 17, 2011

Asking Questions Online*

Oregon Virtual Reference Summit, The Dalles OR, June 10, 2011

Looking at the Digital Divide

CLA, Stamford CT, May 3, 2011

Curriculum Development for Public Libraries

MLA, Danvers MA, April 29, 2011

Without a Net, Confronting the Digital Divide

TLA, Austin TX, April 12, 2011

Tiny Tech & 2.0 Ethics

Windsor County Librarian staff day, Brattleboro VT, March 24, 2011

Offline America: Why We Have a Digital Divide

SXSW, Austin TX, Mar 11, 2011

2010

Why You Care What I Had for Breakfast

NHLA Business meeting, Boston MA, Nov, 4 2010

You Do What For a Job?

Simmons Public Speaking Workshop, Boston MA, Oct 29, 2010

Tiny Tech

Regina Public Library staff day, Regina SK, Oct 22, 2010

The Mayor of Everywhere Using Social Tools to Be More Places at Once

Regina Public Library staff day Regina SK, Oct 22, 2010

The Mayor of Everywhere Using Social Tools to Be More Places at Once

Dartmouth University, Hanover NH, Oct 15, 2010

Geek Out Don’t Freak Out the Digital Divide and the Library’s Mission

MCLS, Indianapolis, IN Aug 12, 2010

SEFLIN – 2.0 Ethics & Tiny Tech

SEFLIN, Coconut Creek & Fort Walton Beach FL August 03-04, 2010

Success with Social Networking

Mid-York Library System Staff Day, Utica NY, 18jun10

The Digital Divide Hurts Hacking and Libraries

Next HOPE, NY NY, 16jun10

Solving Problems with FOSS

FOSS-VT, Fairlee, VT April 9, 2010

Library 2.0 & Reader’s Advisory

Portland OR< Mar 22, 2010 [talk written but not given thanks to travel snafu]
How The Other Half Lives Touring The Digital Divide [w/ Jenny Engstrom]

SXSW, Austin TX, Mar 16, 2010

What’s a CMS? & 2.0 Ethics

AKLA, Anchorage AK, March 5&6, 2010

Tiny Tech Tips & 2.0 Ethics

NEFLIN Workshop, Orange Park FL, March 1 2010

Why there is a CMS in your future

PLAN Tech Day, Niceville FL, Jan 29, 2010

2009

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 2.0 But Were Afraid to Ask

Nassau Library System In-Service, Uniondale NY, Nov 16, 2009

Stupid Rules and How to Change Them * [also “moss is awesome”]

BitNorth, Harrington QC, Oct 31 2009

Tiny Tech

ILA, Des Moines IA, Oct 22 2009

On the Fly Tech Support

ILA, Des Moines IA, Oct 22 2009

Tiny Tech

NLA, Elko NV, Oct 9 2009

Ethics of Library 2.0

NLA, Elko NV, Oct 10 2009

Website 2.0! why there is a CMS in your future

NELA ITS CMS Day, Portsmouth NH, June 12 2009

NOW I WILL INSPIRE YOU

ETIG/Library Camp, Montreal QC, May 29 2009

A big fan of open *

Evergreen Conference, Athens GA, May 22 2009

Social Software & Intellectual Freedom

Massachusetts Library Association, Springfield MA, May 8 2009

Engage Your Patrons with Web 2.0

Training for North County Library System, Watertown NY, April 25, 2009

Advanced YouTubery & Firefox and Other Free Tools

NJLA, Long Branch NJ, April 28, 2009

Ethics of Library 2.0

Library 2.0 Symposium, Yale Law School, April 4, 2009

Tiny Tech

Computers in Libraries, Crystal City VA March 30, 2009

Open Source Browsers

Computers in Libraries, Crystal City VA, March 31 2009

Smart Tiny Tech

OLA Superconference, Toronto ON January 29, 2009

2008

Library 2.0 and Reader’s Advisory

By the Book RA conference, Albany NY, November 14, 2008

Towards Open Libraries *

CAL Conference, Denver CO, November 8, 2008

Technology and Libraries What are we DOING?

SCKLS Training Day, Clearwater KS, November 6, 2008

It’s Really About Connections – Linking People, Services & a Changing World

NEKLS, Lawrence KS, October 23, 2008

Beyond Google: Using Web 2.0 Search Tools
NAHSL Conference, Lowell, MA October 19, 2008

Teaching Tech & Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0
Marquette & Houghton Michigan, September 25-26, 2008

Tiny Libraries, Tiny Tech *
ARSL Conference, September 20, 2008

Web Trends and Whatnot all day workshop
NNYLN, Potsdam NY, September 12, 2008

Four talks for ALA w/ Louise Alcorn for MaintainIT
ALA, Anaheim, CA, June 28, 2008

What do Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 Actually Mean?
Connecticut Library Consortium, New Britain CT, June 9, 2008
Social Software & Intellectual Freedom
RILA, Newport RI, June 6, 2008

Introduction to Library 2.0 – all day training

Winding River Library System, Lacrosse WI, May 22, 2008

Websites with WordPress

Vermont Library Conference, Burlington VT, May 13, 2008

Web Trends: five trajectories

Vermont Library Conference, Burlington VT, May 14, 2008

Web 2.0 and the Open Library

NYLINK meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 5, 2008

Towards Open Libraries

Sasktchewan Manitoba Library Conference, Regina SK, May 3, 2008

Tiny Tech/High Tech – How Small Libraries Can Use

Central MA Regional Library System, Shrewsbury MA, April 28, 2008

Small Libraries and the Digital Divide & why it matters, a lot

Simmons College GSLIS, Boston MA, April 7, 2008

OPACs – The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good

Simmons West, South Hadley MA, April 5, 2008

Teaching Tech in Libraries

Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA, April 4, 2008

Teaching Tech *

MLC Conference, Lansing MI, March 17, 2008

The Users Are Revolting!

Notes for a SXSW Panel, Austin TX, March 8, 2008

Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0

Workshop/Mini-conference, McGill University, Montreal QC, February 14 & 15, 2008

Social Software in Libraries: Creative Applications & Privacy Awareness (see main page for handouts)

SEMLS Workshop, Lakeville MA, February 6, 2008

2007

Library 2.0 – using buzzwords to help people *

ILN Conference, Dubai, UAE, December 8, 2007

Blog & Wiki Workshop

ILN Conference, Dubai, UAE, December 8, 2007

Sleeper 2.0 – Agitprop problem solving

NEASIS&T, Providence, RI, November 15, 2007

Social Software & Intellectual Freedom

NELA, Sturbridge MA, October 14, 2007

Pimp My Firefox

NELA, Sturbridge MA, October 15, 2007

Web 2.0 Library 2.0 Librarian 2.0 – updated!

NELA, Sturbridge MA, October 16, 2007
[listen to this talk as it was given]

Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0 – solving problems with buzzwords *

Access 2007, Victoria BC, October 11, 2007

Flickr & del.icio.us

NHLA Continuing Education Workshop, Hooksett, NH, September 24, 2007

Library 2.0 Canada version

NSLA, Antigonish Nova Scotia, September 22, 2007

Smart, Tiny Tech – How to Use Technology Sensibly

Halifax Public Libraries, Halifax Nova Scotia, September 21, 2007

MyWhat? Decoding social technologies

New Hampshire libraries, June 10-11, 2007

2.0 without all that MySpace blah blah

MLibrary 2.0 Kickoff, Ann Arbor, MI, June 8, 2007

Library 2.0 in Word and Deed

ACURIL Conference, San Juan Puerto Rico, June 5, 2007

What’s What With Wifi

Vermont Library Association Conference, Burlington VT, May 16, 2007

Tiny Tech – How to Use Technology Sensibly in Small Libraries

Massachusetts Library Association Conference, Sturbridge MA, May 2, 2007

Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0, good news about what you are already doing

LARC, Suffern, NY April 26, 2007

Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0, and why it’s no big deal

Dodge City, KS, April 20, 2007

Pimp My Firefox – How to Make Firefox Really Work for You

Computers in Libraries, Crystal City, VA, April 17, 2007

Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0, and why it’s no big deal, seriously*

LocLib conference & Inservice Day, Perth & Adelaide Australia, March 2 & 6, 2007

Blah Blah Blogs, Why They Matter for You and Your Library

LocLib Conference, Perth, Western Australia, March 2, 2007

Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0, and why it’s no big deal, seriously

Inservice Day, Manhattan, KS, February 19, 2007

2006

Blah Blah Blogs Why They Matter for You and Your Library (long version)

Michigan Library Consortium, Lansing Michigan, November 15, 2006

On The Fly Tech Support “Hey, this isn’t my job!”* (updated)

HLA, Waikiki HI, November 11, 2006

Doing More With Less – Sensible Library Technology* (updated)

HLA, Waikiki HI, November 11, 2006

Small Libraries and the Digital Divide

WLA, The Dells WI, November 03, 2006

Sensible Technology Trends in Libraries

WLA, The Dells WI, November 03, 2006

Sensible Approaches to New Technology in Libraries* (updated)

ACRL-OR, Corbett OR, October 26, 2006

Web 2.0, Library 2.0, Librarian 2.0

NELA, Burlington VT, October 24, 2006

The Information Poor & the Information Don’t Care: The Digital Divide and Rural Libraries

NDLA, Fargo ND, September 22, 2006

Evaluating New Technologies for Libraries High Tech on a Shoestring

NDLA, Fargo ND, September 22, 2006

On The Fly Tech Support, or “Hey, this isn’t my job!”
PALS Training, Shorewood, IL, August 21, 2006

Search – It’s Not All Google or is it?
PALS Training, Shorewood, IL, August 21, 2006

Capturing Collaborative Information News, Blogs, Librarians, and You

SAA, Washington DC, August 5, 2006

The Information Poor & the Information Don’t Care, Small Libraries and the Digital Divide (more updated)

RILA, Smithfield, RI, June 1, 2006

The Information Poor & the Information Don’t Care, Small Libraries and the Digital Divide (updated)

OLC Small Libraries Conference, Columbus, OH, May 17, 2006

Until We’re All Robots: Sensible Approaches to Technology in Libraries

OLC Small Libraries Conference, Columbus, OH, May 17, 2006

Doing More with Less: High Tech on a Shoestring
SLA Hudson Valley Branch meeting, Chappaqua, NY, May 8, 2006

Revolting Librarians Redux Review

TLA, Houston, TX, April 28, 2006

Tech Trends in Libraries, the Good News and the Bad News

UAB, Birmingham, AL, January 6, 2006

2005

The Information Poor & the Information Don’t Care: Small Libraries and the Digital Divide

UAZ, Tucson, AZ, November 12, 2005

The Information Poor & the Information Don’t Care: Small Libraries and the Digital Divide

SJSU, San Jose CA, October 26, 2005

Flickr, Tagging, and the F-Word

IL05, Monterey CA, October 24, 2005

Hot Hot Robot*

ILF, Plainfield IN, September 16 2005

Choice: Empowerment Through Information Technology [seriously]

IU SLIS, Bloomington IN, September 15 2005

Revolting Librarians Redux Review

RILA, Newport RI, June 03 2005

Emerging Technology and Libraries: A Good Fit?

RILA, Newport RI, June 03 2005

In Service Day – hybrid talk

Northland Public Library, Pittsburgh PA, May 20 2005

Staying Current Using Blogs and RSS: A Program for Everyone

NHLA, Manchester NH, May 13 2005

Until We’re All Robots: Sensible Approaches to Technology in Libraries*

NHLA, Manchester NH, May 12 2005

Choice: Empowerment Through Information Technology [seriously]

Simmons College, Boston, MA, April 25 2005

Ten Tech Tools for Librarians

NJLA, Long Branch, NJ, April 13 2005

Librarian Eye for the Tech Buy

Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT, April 11 2005

Postcards from the Other Edge of the Digital Divide

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, March 21 2005

2004

Progressive Librarianship & The New Librarians*

ALIA New Librarians’ Symposium, Adelaide Australia, December 2004

Ten Tech Tools: making technology work for your library not vice versa

Librarians of the Upper Valley Meeting, Newport NH, September 2004

A Short and Inexact History of Progressive Librarianship

prepared for ALA Annual, Orlando FL, July 2004

Affronts to Library Liberty. Legal, ethical, and practical responses.

Medical Library Association conference, Washington DC, May 2004

Unabashedly Accessible: How I Run My Web Site Good

Vermont Department of Libraries workshop, Killington VT, April 2004

Using Your Librarian Powers for Good: Tips for Aspiring Librarian Superheroes

Simmons College, Boston & Holyoke MA, April 2004

Evolve or Die. Evolve and Die. The false dichotomy of tech

Columbia University, New York City, March 2004

2003

Beyond Listservs & Powerpoint: Linking yourself & your message

ALA Mars/RUSA Preconference, Toronto ONT, June 2003

The USA PATRIOT Act and CIPA legally, ethically & practically*

NHLA, Concord NH, November 2003

Collaborative Information Systems Redux – the blogosphere

ASIST Conference, MIT, Cambridge MA, April 2003

* indicates keynote

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