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.

2018

Future-proofing the library…through the empowerment divide*
Webinar for Library Association of Singapore 30nov18
Vermont Library Conference “Brag Deck”
Fairlee VT 18may18
Practical Privacy Toolkit
Brattleboro VT 07may18
Social Justice Roles for Libraries and Librarians
University of Hawai’i Manoa, 17apr18
EN.GAGE.MENT
Urban Librarians Conference, NYC, 13apr18
Libraries Bridging the Digital Divide
TechForum, Toronto ON, 23mar18
Practical Privacy for Libraries (webinar, watch it!)
Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference, 24jan18
Disrupting Tradition (webinar, watch it!)
South Central (NY) Regional Library Council, 17jan18

2017

Internet Privacy Toolkit (and how to teach it)
Burlington, Randolph, Rochester & Rockingham VT
Disrupting tradition? The good, bad and ugly of library innovation.
Saratoga Springs NY, 09nov17
Bridging the Divide & Speaking Truth to Power and Digital Readiness: Libraries Easing the Empowerment Divide
Baraboo Wisconsin, 19oct17
Digital Readiness and other digital divide strategies *
Edmonton, Alberta, 03oct17
Social Justice Roles for Libraries and Librarians: Bridging the Divide & Speaking Truth to Power *
Rhode Island Library Conference, Smithfield RI, 31may17
Future-proofing the library *
NH Library Trustees Conference, Concord, NH, 23may17
Celebrating Our Voices & Creativity
Vermont Library Conference, Killington, Vermont, 18may17
Is this CRAAP? How to evaluate internet sources.
Central Vermont Career Center, Barre VT, 01may17
Internet Privacy Toolkit
Kimball Library, Randolph VT, 11apr17 & Rochester Public Library, Rochester VT, 16may17
How to break the law in the interests of good customer service
Dangerous Librarianship Conference, Brooklyn NY 07apr17
Newsletters! The Cybertour!
Computers in Libraries, Crystal City VA 30mar17
Digital Readiness: Libraries Easing the Empowerment Divide
OLA Superconference, Toronto ON, 01feb17
Social Justice Roles for Libraries and Librarians Bridging the Divide & Speaking Truth to Power
Toronto Public Library Staff Day, Toronto ON, 31jan17
Future-proofing the library
Panhandle Library Access Network, Niceville FL, 27jan17

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