Upcoming Presentations

Fall 2015

September 18, 2015, Staff Development Day, Prince William Public Library System, Virginia.

October 7 & 8, 2015: ” Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries” & “Emerging Trends and Emerging Tech: Exploring the Hyperlinked Library,” Ohio Library Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

October 20, 2015: “Full Stacks, Introverts, & Zero-Sum Librarians: Notes from Office Hours,” Library 2.015 Conference, Online.

October 24, 2015: Keynote, Colorado Association of Libraries, Loveland, Colorado.

November 20, 2015: Keynote, Arizona Library Association Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona.

December 11, 2015: Staff Development Day Keynote,  Sarasota County Library System.


Spring & Summer 2015:

April 26: MOOC Workshop, Computers in Libraries 2015, Washington, DC.

April 28, 2015: Keynote – Learning Everywhere: Users, Empathy, and Reflective Practice, Connecticut Library Association Conference, Mystic, Connecticut,

May 4, 2015: Learning Everywhere, Florida Library Webinars, online.

May 29, 2015: Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries, Prescott Valley, Arizona, for the Arizona Library Association.

June 5, 2015: Opening Keynote, Technologies and Trends Workshop, Grand Valley State University, Mary Idema Pew Library, for the Michigan Library Association.

June 24: Keynote, I LEAD USA, Springfield, Illinois.

Winter 2015:

January 29: Hyperlinked Learning Experiences at Libraries: MOOCs & Beyond. Ontario Library Association, Toronto, Ontario.

January 30: MOOCs for Librarians: Key Takeaways from Two Large Scale Professional Development Courses, Ontario Library Association, Toronto, Ontario.

February 27, 2015: Keynote – Learning Everywhere: Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries, Alaska Library Association Conference, Juneau, Alaska.

Fall 2014:

September 19:  Opening Session: “The Future of UX in Libraries: Learning Everywhere.” SEFLIN Virtual Conference UX: Seeing Your Library Through the User’s Eyes.

October 8: “The Hyperlinked Library” COSLINE
2014 Library Development Directors Conclave, Cape May, New Jersey.

October 10: Plenary Session: “Driving Change, Creating Experience, Moving Forward.” West Virginia Library Association, Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia.

October 13: Presentation for West Virginia University Library in Morgantown, West Virginia.

October 23: Keynote: “Learning Everywhere: The Power of Hyperlinked Libraries.” Virginia Library Association, Williamsburg, Virginia.

October 27: “Hyperlinked Library MOOC Research.” Internet Librarian, virtual presentation.

November 7: “Hyperlinked Learning Experiences at Public Libraries: MOOCs & Beyond.” With Brian Kenney. New York Library Association Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Spring 2014:

January 21, 2014:  Designing Online Courses for Diverse Communities of Learners, Sponsored by the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium. Moderator: Nicole Cooke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Presenters: Lilia Pavlovsky, Rutgers University; Michael Stephens, San Jose State University; and Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse University. ALISE Conference, Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania.

January 22, 2014: MOOCs as LIS Professional Development Platforms: Evaluating and Refining SJSU’s First Not-for-Credit MOOC, with Kyle Jones. ALISE Conference, Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania.

January 23, 2014: New Landscapes: Exploring MOOCs as LIS and Professional Development Spaces, with Kyle Jones, Joanne de Groot, Jennifer Branch. ALISE Conference, Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania.

January 23, 2014: Participatory and Transformative Engagement in Libraries and Museums: Exploring and Expanding the Salzburg Curriculum, with R. David Lankes. ALISE Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

February 21, 2014: Cook Memorial Public Library District Staff Development Day, Libertyville, Illinois.

February 27, 2014: Learning Everywhere: Learning Always, UC Santa Barbara Library Speaker Series,

March 13, 2014:  Hyperlinked Learning Experiences at Public Libraries: MOOCs & Beyond, Public Library Association Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

March 24-26, 2014: Keynote: ILEAD U 2014,Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover – The 21st Century Technology Tools Institute for Illinois Library Staff – Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant Project, Illinois State Library, Springfield, Illinois.

April 11, 2014: Learning Everywhere: Of MOOCs & Mayhem, Texas Library Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

April 24, 2014: Emerging Roles: Key Insights from Librarians in a Massive Open Online Course, with Kyle Jones. 16th Distance Library Services Conference, Denver, Colorado.

May 1 & 2, 2014: Presentations for  Municipality of Chatham-Kent Library Services Division, Ontario.

June 8, 2014: MOOCs Panel. Special Libraries Association Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Fall 2013:

September 26, 2013: “Learning Everywhere: Ten Mobile Things to Explore & Use” Presentation & Immersive Laboratory workshop, NORWELD, Bowling Green, Ohio.

September 30, 2013: “Of MOOCs & Mayhem,” Roles for Libraries – MOOCs, eLearning & Gamification, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

October 10, 2013: “Learning Everywhere,” Presentation for staff, Washington University Libraries, St. Louis, MO.

October 11, 2013: “The Hyperlinked Library,” Presentation for St. Louis area librarians, St. Louis, MO.

October 15, 2013: “Evolving Hyperlinked Libraries,” presentation for staff of Williamson County Public Library, Tennessee, online.

October 15, 2013: “23 Mobile Things: Tools for Delivering Library Services,” with Jan Holmquist, Internet Librarian International, London, England. (Note: my portion is online!)

October 16, 2013: “Learning 2.0 Meets MOOC: Professional Development Evolves” The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries, online.

October 20, 2013: “Learning Everywhere: Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries,” Library 2.013 Conference. Online. (Note: will make this presentation from NZ)

October 22, 2013: “Learning Everywhere: Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries,” Keynote,  New Zealand Library Association Conference (LIANZA). Sponsored by the Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Information Management. Hamilton, NZ.

October 25, 2013: “Beyond the Walled Garden: Distance Education in an Era of Participatory Culture,” Presentation for Centre for Academic Development, Victoria University of Wellington. Wellington, NZ.



Spring 2013:

January 16, 2013: Technologies & Trends Series: Learning Everywhere. Southeastern NY Library Resources Council program (online).

January 22, 2013: WISE Pedagogy Pre-conference Workshop, Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference, Seattle, Washington.

January 25, 2013: Distance Education SIG Beautiful Connections: Questions in Distance Education. With Kyle Jones, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference, Seattle, Washington.

February 1, 2013: OSLA Plenary, Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries. Ontario Library Association, Toronto, Ontario.

March 1, 2013: Indianapolis Public Library Tech & Trends retreat.

April 26, 2013: Traverse Area District Library Staff Development Day, Traverse City, Michigan.

May 2, 2013: Keynote, Embrace Change, Invent the Future. NORWELD Event, Bowling Green State University Campus, Bowling Green, Ohio.

May 8, 2013: Keynote, “Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries,” Marigold Library System, Strathmore, Alberta, Canada.

Fall 2012:

September 27, 2012: Keynote, Wyoming Library Association, Casper, Wyoming.

October 2, 2012: Keynote & session, Indiana Public Library Association Conference, Carmel, Indiana.

October 3, 2012: Library 2.012 presentations: “23 Things” as Transformative Learning: Promoting Confidence, Curiosity and Communication via Library Staff Professional Development and “Our Common Purpose: Libraries and LIS Education in Flux,” online.

October 17, 2012: Presentation for Vancouver Public Library staff, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

October  2012:

TTW Kehrt nach Deutschland Zurück (sponsored by the US Embassy & Zukunftwerkstatt):

Tentative presentation dates and locations:

October 22: Lecture and Meet and Greet inBerlin
October 23: Lecture and Meet and Greet in Frankfurt
October 24: Meeting with Bloggers and Social-Media-Activist in Frankfurt.
October 25: Lecture and Meet and Greet in Cologne
October 27: Lecture and Meet and Greet in Hamburg

October 31, 2012: Closing Plenary Panel, Internet Librarian International, London.

November 3, 2012. Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries, SJSU SLIS Lecture, California Library Association Conference, San Jose, California.

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