my public talks


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I give talks on the intersection of libraries, technology and politics. My main blog is at

  • Rural library technology, technology education, and the digital divide
  • Copyright, fair use, controlled digital lending, and DRM in libraries
  • Policy issues such as legislation around privacy and social software in libraries.
  • Technology, website, and social media accessibility issues.

I enjoy public speaking and I’ve been doing it for two decades nationally, internationally, and online. 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. A * indicates keynote


Fair Use: A Legal Loophole… or Is It?
NELA, Springfield MA, 15oct23
Panel: Digital Rights for Library Workers, The Path To Digital Equity
METRO, online, 02feb23


Social Justice & Technology in Libraries: The Path To Digital Equity
Amigos Library Services, online, 01dec22
Core Values of Librarianship
NYLA Developing Leaders Program, online, 18oct22
Partnering with libraries to lend non-traditional items
Vermont Conference on Recreation, Fairlee VT, 12oct22
Design for Access: Making Online Content Accessible
Reaching Across Illinois Library System (IL), 07sep22
It’s Computers All The Way Down: Navigating the Digital Divide in the COVID Era (watch this talk)
Central District Library Council (NY), 25may22
Fair Use: One Librarian’s Journey
Vermont Bar Association YLD, Montréal QC 30apr22


Every Problem Is Now a Technology Problem
MHEC Conference, 04nov21
Accessibility help you share more, share better*
VideoTrust Conference, 25oct21
We all had to learn something new this year…
Southeastern NY Library Resources Council, 04jun21
Rochester Public Library, 17mar21
Public Libraries in the time of COVID
Vermont Humanities Council, 10mar21
Let’s talk taxes!
Rochester Public Library, 24feb21
Editing Wikipedia in Four Steps
MLA’s History of the Health Sciences Caucus, mar21
What’s Going On Online and Outside?
Rochester Public Library, 10feb21
The Problem of Whiteness in Libraries
VLA First Thursdays, 07jan21


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Online Unconference of Niche Interests, 29nov20
Engaging our Digitally Divided Communities
CAVAL Research and Information Group seminar, 17nov20
Libraries as longstanding mutual aid anchors
CIRN Virtual Seminar, 19oct20
Remote Tech Support Meets the Digital Divide
CIL Online Conference, 23sep20
Wikipedia + Libraries
News On Wiki launch seminar, 11sep20
Moss is Awesome
Online Unconference of Niche Interests, 09aug20
Teaching Practical Internet Privacy
Webinar for SEFLIN, 16jul20
Distance Doesn’t Mean Distant
Webinar for SWBOCES, 12may20
Core Values of Librarianship
Webinar for NYLA Developing Leaders Program, 17mar20
Working with the Digital Empowerment Divide
Webinar for KCPL, 16jan20