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, and DRM in libraries
  • Policy issues such as the USA PATRIOT Act, CIPA, legislation around privacy and social software.

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


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