my public talks


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

  • Rural library technology and the digital divide
  • Copyright, fair use, and DRM in libraries
  • Policy issues such as the USA PATRIOT Act, 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 meĀ Here are my most recent talks. Previous talks are on the talks archive page. A * indicates keynote


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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


Social Justice is a Library Issue; Libraries are a Social Justice Issue
Tampa, FL, 18oct19
The 251 Club of Vermont
Barre VT, 10oct19
Teaching the Practical Privacy Toolkit
Webinar, OPLIN (OH) 03oct19
VLA Brag Deck
Burlington VT, 22may19
How to do the “Seven Scams” talk
Burlington VT, 22may19
Aging at the Library
Meredith NH, 11may19
Social Justice Roles for Libraries and Librarians *
Cambridge MD, 03may19
Seven Scams and How to Avoid Them
Randolph VT, 26apr19
Vermont’s 183 Libraries
St Johnsbury VT, 25apr19
Teaching the Practical Privacy Toolkit
Webinar, WiLSWorld (WI) 12apr19