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Presenting

me, presenting @ CiL2008, with a lot of hand action

I am passionate about libraries and enjoy talking about web development, usability, user experience design, and emerging technologies, particularly with respect to how and where they all intersect to enhance the user experience. If you’d like me to give a talk or lead a workshop for your group/association, I’ll probably say yes. Do get in touch.

Photo credit: Mike McDermott

2011

Computers in Libraries, March, Washington DC

2010

Waterloo Public Library Staff Development Day, November, Waterloo, ON
Keynote: Tech Trends

Digital Odyssey, June, Toronto, ON
Mobile Design Matters [pdf]

Computers in Libraries, April, Arlington VA

OLA Super Conference, February, Toronto ON
The Mobile Library [hefty pdf]
Digital Strategies: Practices and Services [pdf]

McMaster Alumni Series, January, Hamilton ON
Your Life Online: Creating Your Own Strategy for Social Media

ALA Midwinter Meeting, January, Boston, MA
LITA Top Tech Trends Discussion Group

2009

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium, December, Baruch College NY
Learning to Emerge: 10 Things I am Learning about Library Leadership

Internet Librarian, October, Monterey CA
Website Usability (workshop with Aaron Schmidt)
Library Website Improvement Face-off (with David Lee King, Aaron Schmidt, and Jeff Wisniewski)
Drupal 101 CyberTour

CLA, May 29 – June 1, Montreal QC
ETIG Library Camp (Pre-conference, May 29)

Computers in Libraries, March 29 – April 2, Arlington VA
The One-Person Project Management Team [pdf] (workshop with Helene Blowers)
Dead/Alive [pdf] (Dead/Emerging Tech Panel)
Website Usability [pdf] (workshop with Aaron Schmidt)

IA Summit, March 20 – 22, Memphis TN
The Usable Library Website (poster session with Aaron Schmidt)

OLA Super Conference, January 2009, Toronto ON
Building User-Centred Websites with Drupal [pdf] (with Catherine Baird & Greg Sennema)

2008

Internet Librarian, October 2008, Monterey CA
Blogs: less what, more how, more wow (part of the Academic Library 2.0 pre-conference workshop)
The One-Person Project Management Team (part of the Project Management in Practice pre-conference workshop)
Drupal 101 (cybertour)

SOHLIN CE Day, June 2008, London ON
Library Blogging Workshop
[pdf] [handout]

Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 2008, Chicago IL
Blogs & Wikis (and what you can do with them)
[pdf] (closing plenary panel with David Rothman, Melissa Rethlefssen & Bart Ragon)

Atlantic Provinces Library Association Annual Conference, May 2008, Charlottetown PEI
Social Software: the Hows, Whys and What fors
[pdf]

Computers in Libraries, April 2008, Arlington VA
Pecha Kucha: Conversation Face-off (panel with Aaron Schmidt, Greg Schwartz, Meredith Farkas, David Free & Greg Notess)
Academic Library 2.0 (pre-conference workshop with Jason Griffey, Jenica Rogers-Urbanek, Chad Boeninger & Meredith Farkas)

OCLC Western Service Online Workshop, February & March 2008
Keep Up! Tagging, Social Bookmarking and Folksonomies

Ontatio Library Association Super Conference, February 2008, Toronto ON
AskON project update
Learning 2.0: The Mac Experience [pdf] (with Gail Richardson & Beckie MacDonald)

Student Affairs Workshop, McMaster University, January 2008, Hamilton ON
Social Media on Campus
[pdf] [handout]

2007

E-Info Global Symposium, December 2007, Huntsville AL
Staff Development 2.0: Learning, Creating, Playing!
[pdf]

Education Institute Web Conference, November 2007
IM Reference @ Your Library
[pdf]

Faculty of Information Studies Guest Lecture (FIS 1310 – Intro to Reference), November 2007, Toronto ON
What is Reference 2.0? [pdf]

DeGroote School of Business Workshop, McMaster University, November 2007, Hamilton ON
Teaching, Learning & Social Software [pdf] [handout]

Career Services Workshop, McMaster University, November 2007, Hamilton ON
Learning 2.0 @ Mac for Campus Career Partners

Education Institute Online Course, November-December 2007
2.0 @ Your Library: Technologies, Tools, Tips & Strategies

Internet Librarian, October 2007, Monterey CA
Academic Library 2.0 (preconference workshop with Jason Griffey, Chad Boeninger, Michelle Boule & Meredith Farkas)
Simple Solutions for Dynamic Web Services Using RSS (pre-conference workshop)

Access, October 2007, Victoria BC
Forget the Lipstick, this Pig Needs a Complete Makeover [pdf]

Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto Professional Practice Day, September 2007, Toronto ON
Health Library 2.0: Ten Tech Tools for Health Libraries & Librarians [pdf]

Canadian Library Association Annual Conference, May 2007, St. John’s NL
Building a Dynamic Web Presence with RSS [pdf] (ETIG preconference: Getting to Library 2.0)

Education Institute Web Conference, Tech Tuesdays: Talking with Techies, May 2007
IM the Library! Launching an IM Reference Service [pdf]

Computers in Libraries, April 2007, Arlington VA
Online Social Networks: What, Why, How
(15-minute cybertour)
Simple Solutions for Dynamic Web Services Using RSS (preconference workshop)
Tips & Strategies for Launching an IM Reference Service (preconference workshop)

Education Institute Online Course, March-May 2007
Building a Dynamic Web Presence with Web 2.0 Tools

Ontario Library Association Super Conference, February 2007, Toronto ON
Top Tech Trends (panel with Michael Stephens & John Blyberg)
Health Library 2.0: Delivering Web Services with 2.0 Tools [pdf]

2006

Special Libraries Association Toronto Chapter Meeting, November 2006, Toronto ON
Special Library 2.0: The highs, the lows, and everything in-between
[pdf] (“Library 2.0 in Action” panel discussion with Connie Crosby, Dave Hook & Carolyne Sidey)

Ontario College & University Libraries Association One-Day Mini Conference, November 2006, Toronto ON
Thriving with Technology [pdf]

Internet Librarian, October 2006, Monterey CA
Simple Solutions for Dynamic Web Services Using RSS (pre-conference workshop)
Tips & Strategies for Launching an IM Reference Service (pre-conference workshop)

ACRL Western New York/Ontario Chapter Fall Conference, October 2006, Grimsby ON
Towards Academic Library 2.0 (panel Discussion with Diane Ward & Jennifer Graham)

Wilfrid Laurier University Library Staff Presentation, May 2006, Waterloo ON
IM @ Mac: where we’ve been, where we’re going
[pdf]

Education Institute Online Course, March-May 2006
Getting the Most Out of Blogs, RSS and Other Web 2.0 Technologies

Computers in Libraries, March 2006, Washington DC
Virtual Teaching Moments
(with Clara Hudson)
Digi TechForum: Looking at Dead & Emerging Technologies (panel with Aaron Schmidt, Michael Stephens, Bill Spence, Darlene Fichter, Marshall Breeding & Stephen Abram)
Building Communities with IM
(with Michael Stephens & Aaron Schmidt)

Ontario Library Association Super Conference, February 2006, Toronto ON
Instant Messaging: the new Virtual Reference? [pdf]

2005 & before

Golden Horseshoe Health Libraries Association CE Day, November 2005, Hamilton ON
Blogs & RSS: What it’s all about & why you should care

Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto CE Day, November 2005, Toronto ON
Web 2.0 @ your library

Education Institute Online Course, November-December 2005
Everything to get you started on blogs & RSS

Blog University, September 2005, Arlington VA
A Brief Design Tour of the Library Blogosphere
[ppt] (with Aaron Schmidt)
10 Tips to Market your Library Blog
[ppt] (with Jill Stover)

Special Libraries Association, Ontario Southwest Meeting, May 2005, Burlington ON
Blogs & RSS: What it’s all about and why you should care

Learning Technology Symposium, McMaster University, December 2005, Hamilton ON
Edublogging: Weblogs in the Classroom

Education Institute Online Course, October-November 2005
Getting Started with Weblogs and RSS

McMaster University Libraries Staff Day, April 2005, Hamilton ON
Blogs, Blogging, Bloggers: What’s it all About & Why all the fuss?

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