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Sarah Houghton Staff Profile

Sarah Houghton

Program / Service

Discovery & Delivery

Job Title

Director

Responsibilities

Oversight for all Discovery and Delivery projects including AGUA, Melvyl, Resource Sharing, UC-eLinks, and Zephir.

Education

BA in English Literature, MA in English and Irish Literature, MLIS

Background

Born and raised in Illinois, Sarah has worked in libraries since 1997 and as a librarian in California since 2002.

Professional Interests

  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Censorship
  • Privacy
  • UX
  • People development
  • Mental health in the workplace

Committees / Affiliations

  • member of the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics
  • member of ALA COPE’s Working Group on Social and Racial Justice
  • member of ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee Programming Working Group

Publications

May 2019 – “Negotiating with Scholarly Journal Publishers: A Toolkit from the University of California,” co-author as part of the UC Publisher Strategy and Negotiation Task Force

June 2018 – “An Overdue Discussion: Two takes on the library fine debate” for American Libraries Magazine
May 2018 – “The Challenge of Balancing Customer Service with Privacy” for the ALA Choose Privacy Week blog
February 2018 –“Re-imagining Libraries: Blazing the Digital Frontier” for Engaging Local Government Leaders
December 2016 – “4 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Having Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome” for The Mighty
April 2015 – contributing author for ALA Intellectual Freedom Manual, 9th edition
September 2014 – “Filtering and Libraries: Ethical Issues” in Strategic Library, issue 9
June 2013 – contributing author for Library 2020: Today’s Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow’s Library
July 2012 – “Mobile Services for Broke Libraries: 10 Steps to Mobile Success” in The Reference Librarian, volume 53, issue 3
December 2010 – “Internet Filtering” chapter in Privacy and Freedom of Information in 21st-Century Libraries (Library Technology Report)
March 2010 – Technology Training in Libraries
May 2009 – “The Read/Write Web and the Future of Library Research” with Amanda Etches-Johnson and Aaron Schmidt in Journal of Library Administration
January 2009 – “United States Library and Librarian Blogs”  (chapter in LibWorld – Library Blogs Worldwide)
November/December 2008 – “How to Drive Traffic to Your Website” with Aaron Schmidt in Marketing Library Services
July 2008 – “Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope with Information Overload” in Ariadne
Summer 2008 – “EDNF Represented at Local Charity Race” in Loose Connections
Winter 2007/2008 – “Twenty Steps to Marketing Your Library Online” in Journal of Web Librarianship
November 2007 – “Sarah’s Top Ten Boss Coping Strategies” in One-Person Library
June 2007 – “Getting Up to Speed: Creating Technology Competencies” in American Libraries
June 2007 – “Imagine No Restrictions: Digital Rights Management and Libraries: What You Should Know” in School Library Journal
April 2007 -“A Day in the Life of an e-Services Librarian” chapter in Shontz, Priscilla K., ed. A Day in the Life
April 2007–Library Technology Report: Technology Competencies and Training for Libraries (available through ALA TechSource)
July 2006 – “Big Tech for Every Library” in Library Journal: NetConnect
2005 – “U R the Best: Community Building through Chat” on WebJunction
2005 – “Instant Messaging: Quick and Dirty Reference for Teens and Others” in Public Libraries
2005 – “Web-Based Chat VS. Instant Messaging” with Aaron Schmidt in ONLINE
2005 – “I’ve Been Framed: Designing a Library Web Site Within a Government Frame” in Computers in Libraries.
2005 – “Virtual Reference @ Your Library” in KnowledgeQuest
2004 – “Are you Sure You’re a Librarian?” in California Libraries
2004 – “Important Technology Developments for California Librarians” in California Libraries
1999 – “The Unexplored Migration of the Gawain Tale: Irish, Welsh, and English Versions of the Story” in GSA Conference Proceedings
1997 – “In Emulation of Ti’ana” in Montage Magazine

Papers and Presentations

2019

November 21, 2019 – Ethics in Access Services (keynote for Access Services Conference, Atlanta, GA)

June 22, 2019 – Self-Care Is Not Selfish, panel presentation with Janie Hermann, Carson Block, Kyle Courtney, Djaaz Idakaar, and Emily Clasper (ALA Annual Conference, Washington DC)
January 24, 2019 – Self Care: Preventing Burn-Out (closing session for Wild Winter Web Conference [Wisconsin libraries])

2018

October 3, 2018 – moderating hot topic panel at the Future of Libraries Conference (San Francisco, CA)
September 27, 2018 – 21st Century Library Ethics (keynote for Canadian Rural Libraries Conference, Grande Prairie, Alberta)
August 14, 2018 – guest lecture on privacy and vendor contracts, privacy, and policies for the Library Freedom Institute
June 6, 2018 – Data-driven Decisions to Eliminate Overdue Fines (webinar with Peter Bromberg and Gretchen Caserotti for the Research Institute for Public Libraries)
March 28, 2018 – Creating an Effective Library Privacy Policy (webinar for ALA)
February 10, 2018 – F3: Fine-Free Future, panel with Peter Bromberg and Gretchen Caserotti (ALA Midwinter Conference, Denver)–part of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries
February 5, 2018: Ethics in the 21st Century Library (keynote for California Council of County Law Librarians, Sacramento, CA)
January 24, 2018 – Ethics in the 21st Century Library (webinar for Wild Winter Web Conference [Wisconsin libraries])

2017

December 12, 2017 – Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace (webinar for SirsiDynix)
October 11, 2017 – 21st Century Library Ethics (webinar for LLAMA)
September 27, 2017 – You Can Do It: Coaching and Disciplining Library Employees (webinar for LLAMA)
June 26, 2017 – The Glass is Half Full panel presentation (ALA Annual Conference, Chicago)
May 24, 2017 – 21st Century Library Ethics keynote (Atlantic Provinces Library Association, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island)
May 10, 2017 – Ahead of the Curve: Personnel Management Questions (webinar for SirsiDynix)
April 14, 2017 – Privacy and Social Equity (talk at Cultivating Equity at Bay Area Libraries)
March 31, 2017 – 21st Century Library Ethics (Berkeley Public Library all staff training institute)
March 24, 2017 – Thinking About Being a Leader?: Questions to Ask Yourself (talk for the Library Leadership Speaker Series, San Francisco)
March 9, 2017 – Libraries are Not Neutral (talk at the Mechanics Institute Library, San Francisco)
March 8, 2017 – 21st Century Library Ethics guest lecture to University of Washington Information School “Management of Information Organizations” class
March 1, 2017 – The Post-Truth is Out There webinar panel for sALA chapter of University of Washington Information School
February 2, 2017 – Library Power 101 (talk at The Night School, San Francisco)
January 26, 2017 – You Can Do It: Coaching and Disciplining Library Employees (webinar for Wild Winter Web Conference [Wisconsin libraries])
January 23, 2017 – 21st Century Library Ethics (ALA Midwinter Conference, Atlanta–part of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries)

2016

September 28, 2016 – Library Ethics in the 21st Century (webinar for SirsiDynix)
June 24, 2016 – What’s a Millennial to Do? Learning to Thrive in a Multi-Generational Workplace (pre-conference at the ALA Annual Conference, Orlando)
January 25, 2016 – Celtic Mythology: The Most Bad Ass Mythology for Nerd Nite East Bay, Oakland
January 20, 2016 – Look Outside of Your Box: Trends to Watch (webinar for Wild Winter Web Conference [Wisconsin libraries])

2015

November 7-11, 2015 – Digital Ethics for Libraries, keynote for LIANZA (Wellington, New Zealand)
September 10, 2015 – Digital Rights: Conversations in Libraries at the Northwest Interlibrary Loan Conference, Portland
June 29, 2015 – Digital Rights in Libraries at the EFF Unconference at NoiseBridge Hackerspace, San Francisco
June 26, 2015 – Stepping Into the Role of a New Director (with Gretchen Caserotti) pre-conference at the American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco
March 25, 2015 – Open Data Revolution for the Marin County Council of Mayors and Councilmembers
January 29, 2015 – keynote at BayNet/Special Library Association Annual Meeting (San Francisco)
January 21, 2015 – The Wrong Love: Real Conversations about Love in Libraries (webinar for Wild Winter Web Conference [Wisconsin libraries])
January 14, 2015 – Succeeding as a New Library Manager (webinar for NEFLIN)

2014

December 2, 2014 – The Secret Truth About Modern Libraries for Nerd Nite North Bay, Novato, California
November 12, 2014 – 10 Must-Have Skills for Today’s Library Director (webinar for SirsiDynix)
November 7, 2014 – So You Got the Job: Now What? for the New York Library Association (Saratoga Springs, New York)
November 6, 2014 – The Ethics of Managing the Digital Library for the New York Library Association (Saratoga Springs, New York)
October 1, 2014 – guest lecturer for Public Libraries MLIS course at St. Catherine University
September 4, 2014 – Transitioning Into Library Management (webinar for NEFLIN)
August 18, 2014 – Assessing Library Facility Needs in the 21st Century (webinar for Wisconsin Trustee Learning Week)
July 25, 2014 – Digital Content and Library Ethics for Oakland Public Library staff day (Oakland, California)
June 28, 2014 – Technology Priorities for the New Library Reality at the American Library Association Annual Conference (Las Vegas, Nevada)
June 27, 2014 – Stepping into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part panel (with Ed Garcia, Gretchen Caserotti, and Chris Shoemaker) at the American Library Association Annual Conference (Las Vegas, Nevada)
May 9, 2014 – Betting on Library Futures at the Joint Conference of the Maryland and Delaware Library Associations (Ocean City, Maryland)
April 11, 2014 – Rise of the Youngsters: A Gen X and Millennial Management Team (with Vanessa Christman) at the Urban Librarians Conference (Brooklyn, New York)
April 4, 2014 – Digital Teach In for “A Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries” for the Electronic Frontier Foundation
March 14, 2014 – So You Want to Be a Director: Fleas, Death Threats, Budget Cuts, and Prison Wardens at the Public Library Association Annual Conference (Indianapolis, Indiana)
March 13, 2014 – Filtering out Internet Censorship: Advocacy, Professional Ethics, and the Law (with Deborah Caldwell-Stone) at the Public Library Association Annual Conference (Indianapolis, Indiana)
January 15, 2014 – Keep It Real, Keep It Simple (webinar for Wild Winter Web Conference [Wisconsin libraries])

2013

December 18, 2013 – Where’d the Card Catalog Go? Today’s Ass-Kicking Libraries and Librarians for Nerd Nite San Francisco
October 28, 2013 – Tech Librarianship & Gender – panel with John Bultena, Ryan Claringbole, Emily Clasper, Kate Kosturski, Tatum Lindsay, and Nicholas Schiller for Internet Librarian Conference (Monterey, California)
October 12-25, 2013 – keynote for Polish Public Library Association (Warsaw, Poland) and two week tour of Polish public libraries in Zielona Góra, Gorzów Wlkp,  Kraków, Opole, and Olsztyn
October 7, 2013 – Future of Digital Libraries for Medical Library Association, Midwest Chapter annual conference (East Peoria, Illinois)
September 12, 2013 – Hot Tech Trends webinar for Indianhead (Wisconsin) Federated Library System
July 29-30, 2013 – Chilidren’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Symposium (Washington DC)
July 1, 2013 – So You Want to Be a Director: Fleas, Death Threats, Budget Cuts, and Prison Wardens for American Library Association Annual Conference (Chicago, Illinois)
June 30, 2013 – Access denied! Filtering: Trouble, Tyranny, and Triumph for American Library Association Annual Conference (Chicago, Illinois)
June 30, 2013 – LITA Top Technology Trends panel for American Library Association Annual Conference (Chicago, Illinois)
June 29, 2013 – Building A to Zoo for Apps panel for American Library Association Annual Conference (Chicago, Illinois)
May 17, 2013 – Future of Digital Libraries for Northern California Technical Process Group Conference (San Francisco, California)
April 25, 2013 – keynote for OLA/WLA joint conference (Vancouver, Washington)
January 16, 2013 – Library Ethics and Digital Content webinar for the Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference

2012

November 29, 2012 – e-Lending panel webinar for the London Information and Knowledge Exchange
November 2, 2012 – guest lecture for UW-Madison SLIS class on technology in small libraries
October 22, 2012 – The Next Big Thing panel at the Internet Librarian Conference (Monterey, California)
October 17, 2012 – The ABCs of eBook Discovery webinar panel for the The Digital Shift: Libraries, eBooks, and Beyond
October 7, 2012 – keynote webinar for the LITA National Forum
August 24, 2012 – keynote for Tilburg Innovation Centre for Electronic Resources (Tilburg, Netherlands)
July 24, 2012 – Tech Trainer Boot Camp webinar for Nicolet Library System
July 17, 2012 – panel speaker for ScienceOnline Bay Area: Inside the eBook Revolution (San Francisco, California)
July 11, 2012 – Community Media Center of Marin television program with author Jason Benlevi (author of Too Much Magic: Pulling the Plug on the Cult of Tech) (San Rafael, California)
May 30, 2012 – User Experience Design for Websites (webinar) for Web of Languages Conference
May 4, 2012 – keynote for Michigan Rural Libraries Conference (Traverse City, Michigan)
May 3, 2012 – keynote for L’Association des bibliothecaires du Quebec Conference (Montreal, Quebec)
April 27, 2012 – Future of Libraries webinar keynote for North Olympic Library System
March 22, 2012 – “Ebook Trends: Info Pro Perspectives” with Andy Woodworth and Michael Porter at the Computers in Libraries Conference (Washington, DC)
March 22, 2012 – Battledecks! at the Computers in Libraries Conference (Washington, DC)
March 20, 2012 – eBooks and Access, Part II webinar for TBLC
March 20, 2012 – eBooks panel for the Library Journal National Leadership Workshop (San Jose, CA)
March 16, 2012 – Future of Libraries panel for the San Jose Public Library Staff Day (San Jose, CA)
March 10, 2012 – eBooks and Libraries panel at the Independent Book Publishers Association Publishing University (San Francisco, CA)
March 2, 2012 – Technology Training workshop for the New York Public Library (New York, NY)
February 28, 2012 – “Future of Libraries” webinar for Nicolet Library System
February 21, 2012 – “E-Books and Access: Upholding Library Values” webinar for Tampa Bay Library Consortium
February 8, 2012 – “DRM for Libraries” webinar for the AMIGOS Online Conference
January 26, 2012 – “Web Analytics: Part II,” an ALA TechSource webinar (with Paul Signorelli)
January 12, 2012 – “Web Analytics: Part I,” an ALA TechSource webinar (with Paul Signorelli)

2011

December 28, 2011 – Interview with Michael Sauers on NCCompass Live
December 15, 2011 – “eBooks: Legal and Ethical Issues for Florida Libraries” webinar for NEFLIN (Florida)
December 14, 2011 – “eBooks and Access: Upholding Library Values: Part II,” an ALA TechSource webinar
December 13, 2011 – “Information Overload” for the Tennessee Library Association
December 7, 2011 – “eBooks and Access: Upholding Library Values: Part I,” an ALA TechSource webinar
November 16, 2011 – “eBooks Landscape Overview” webinar for Bucks County Libraries (Pennsylvania)
November 10, 2011 – “Future of Libraries” webinar for NEFLIN (Florida)
November 3, 2011 – “Google+: A Plus (or Minus) for Libraries?” for the Library 2.011 online conference
October 26, 2011 – “Future of Libraries” for Michigan Library Association in Kalamazoo, Michigan
October 19, 2011 – “Talk About: Publishers, Distributors, and Terms of Use” panel discussion at the Internet Librarian Conference
October 19, 2011 – “Getting Things Done: Tips & Tricks” panel with Niccole Westbrook and Colleen Harris at the Internet Librarian Conference
October 19, 2011 – “Digital Content Frustration: Copyright, Licensing, & DRM” at the Internet Librarian Conference
October 18, 2011 – “Ebooks: Putting the Issues on the Table” panel discussion with Dick Kaser, Bobbi Newman, Amy Affeft, and Faith Ward at the Internet Librarian Conference
October 17, 2011 – “20 Steps to Creating Web-Based Library Services” at the Internet Librarian Conference
September 30, 2011 – “Future of Libraries” keynote for Polaris Users Group in Dallas
September 28, 2011 – “Future of Libraries” webinar for Tennessee Library Association
September 23, 2011 – “Future of Libraries” webinar for SEFLIN (Florida)
September 19, 2011 – Keynote for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Initiative’s Peer Learning Meeting (Seattle)
September 14, 2011 – Project Management webinar for Georgia State University Library
August 10, 2011 – “Getting Admin Buy-In for Training” – Trends in Library Training and Learning: Developing Staff Skills for the 21st Century (WebJunction and ALA Learning Roundtable)
August 3, 2011 –  “Digital Rights Management, Copyright, and Terms of Service for Digital Content”  for TechNet 2011: The Fourth Annual North Texas Conference on Library Technology in Decatur, Texas
August 3, 2011 – “The Future of Digital Libraries” (w/Jessamyn West, Michael Porter, & Rachel Vacek) for TechNet 2011: The Fourth Annual North Texas Conference on Library Technology in Decatur, Texas
August 3, 2011 – “New Technologies” keynote (w/ Michael Porter & Rachel Vacek) for TechNet 2011: The Fourth Annual North Texas Conference on Library Technology in Decatur, Texas
June 24, 2011 – “User Experience Design for Websites” pre-conference – American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans
June 20, 2011 – “Augmented Reality and Mobile Library Services” – Next Library Conference in Aarhus, Denmark
May 10-June 6, 2011 – “Web Searching 2” 4-week online course for Infopeople
May 24, 2011 – “Free and Cheap Web Services for Libraries” webinar for Metropolitan New York Library Council
May 19, 2011 – “Coping with Information Overload” – Infopeople webinar
May 17, 2011 – “Using Skype for Training” for the American Society for Training and Development
May 17, 2011 – “Future of Libraries” webinar for Metropolitan New York Library Council
April 15, 2011 – keynote “Designing Digital Spaces for Positive User Experiences” for Association of Independent School Librarians Annual Conference, in San Francisco
April 11, 2011 – Can eBooks Fit In to the Print Book Paradigm, Infopeople webinar
March 22, 2011 – “MetaSocial: Making Online and Mobile Interactions Rock” for the Computers in Libraries Conference, with David Lee King and Nate Hill
March 22, 2011 – “Adding Value in Our Communities: Dead & Innovative Tech” for the Computers in Libraries Conference, with D. Scott Brandt, Stephen Abram, Marshall Breeding, Amanda Etches-Johnson, Aaron Schmidt, and Bill Spence
March 21, 2011– Moderating “Information Discovery & Search” Track at the Computers in Libraries Conference
March 20, 2011 – “Designing Digital Spaces for Positive User Experiences: UX4Lib” pre-conference for the Computers in Libraries Conference, with Nate Hill and Aaron Schmidt
March 15, 2011 – “Technology Training 101” – for the Mt. Diablo Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development
March 2, 2011 – “Project Management and Measuring Success for Digital Projects” – Infopeople webinar
February 23, 2011 – “Augmented Reality 101 for Libraries” with Nate Hill for the Handheld Librarian 3 Online Conference
February 1-3, 2011 – keynote for the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Information Online Conference and Exhibition in Sydney, Australia
January 31, 2011 – “Library 3.0 Services without 3.0 Million Dollars: Free and Cheap Web Services for Broke Libraries” pre-conference workshop for the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Information Online Conference and Exhibition in Sydney, Australia
January 27, 2011 – keynote for Edgy Librarian Conference (online)

2010

December 9, 2010 – “User Experience Design for Web Services” – Infopeople webinar
October 27, 2010 – “Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries” at the Internet Librarian Conference
October 26, 2010 – Moderating “Innovation, Risk, & Failure” Track at the Internet Librarian Conference
October 26, 2010 – “Fail! Learn! Share!” with other panelists at the Internet Librarian Conference
October 26, 2010 – “Augmented Reality & Libraries” with Jaap Van de Geer and Erik Boekesteijn at the Internet Librarian Conference
October 25, 2010 – “Digital Managers Sound Off!” with David King, Bobbi Newman, and Matt Hamilton at the Internet Librarian Conference
October 24, 2010 – “UX4Lib: Designing Digital Spaces for Positive User Experiences” with Aaron Schmidt – Internet Librarian Pre-Conference Workshop
October 20, 2010 – “Technology for Small Libraries” webinar for the Florida Panhandle Library Access Network
October 13, 2010 – “Mobile Services for Libraries” – Infopeople webinar
October 12, 2010 – “Online Outreach and Marketing” webinar for the Florida Panhandle Library Access Network
September 29, 2010 – “Ebook ‘What Ifs’: Issues that Impact Scenario Planning” webinar panel with Matt Hamilton, Josh Hadro, and Bobbi Newman for the eBooks at Libraries: The Tipping Point – Library Journal Virtual Summit
September 21, 2010 – “2.0 Services without 2.0 Million Dollars: The Best Free Web Services for Broke Libraries” for the Future of Libraries Conference (San Francisco)
September 2010 – “Web Searching 2: Advanced Tools and Tips” – four-week online class for Infopeople
August 25, 2010 – “Battling Information Overload: Key Techniques for Different Technologies” – SLA Webinar
August 4, 2010 – “Battling Information Overload: Information Professional Skills to Help You Through” – SLA Webinar
July 29, 2010 – “Mobile Services on a Shoestring” – Handheld Librarian 3 Conference
July 29, 2010 – “Augmented Reality” – Handheld Librarian 3 Conference
July 28, 2010 – “Battledecks – Mobile Libraries” – Handheld Librarian 3 Conference (WINNER!)
July 22, 2010 – “The Future of Libraries and Technology: The Phoenix Rising from the Ashes” – Keynote for the SEFLIN Annual Conference
June 8, 2010 – “The Future of Libraries and Technology: The Phoenix Rising from the Ashes” for ALS/TAP Information Services Futures for Libraries conference
May 12, 2010 – “Coordinating a Social Media Presence for the Library” webinar for the Innovation for Libraries in the 21st Century Online Conference
May 11, 2010 – “Quick and Easy Library Mobile Services” for the Bay Area Special Library Association
May 4, 2010 – “Best Free Web & Technology Services for Libraries” webinar for the California Library Association
April 19, 2010 – keynote (webinar) for LANCR & Ottawa Public Library conference
April 14, 2010 – “Best Free Web Services for Broke Libraries”at the Computers in Libraries Conference
April 13, 2010 – “Dead & Innovative Technology: Recreating the Information World” with Ringmaster Scott Brandt & Speakers: Stephen Abram, Marshall Breeding, Amanda Etches-Johnson, David Lee King, Bill Spence at the Computers in Libraries Conference
April 13, 2010 – “Mobile Tips & Practices” with Jason Clark, Laurie Bridges, & Kim Griggs at the Computers in Libraries Conference
April 12, 2010 – “Digital Manager Sound Off” with Bobbi Newman & David King at the Computers in Libraries Conference
April 12, 2010 – “Website Redesign: Two Case Studies” with Kristina Bobe, Stephen Fernie, Shian-Chih Chiang, & William Wheeler at the Computers in Libraries Conference
April 12, 2010 – “Tips for Fast Tech Project Implementation” with John Blyberg & Amanda Etches-Johnson” at the Computers in Libraries Conference
February/March 2010 – “Web Searching 1: Essential Tools & Tips” (four-week online class for Infopeople)
January 27, 2010 – “Staying Current and Dealing with Information Overload” for the Nicolet Federated Library System  and the Wisconsin Valley Library Service
January 21, 2010 – keynote speaker “Tough Times Make Tougher Libraries” for the Iowa Small Libraries Online Conference
January 20, 2010 – Drupal for Libraries panel with Laura Solomon and David Campbell for The Edgy Librarian Conference

2009

November 12, 2009 – “Technology Assisted Reference” at the Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference
November 12, 2009 – “The Challenge of Assessing Digital Library Services” at the Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference
November 12, 2009 -“Gaming at Your Library” at the Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference
November 12, 2009 – “New Technologies that Save Money, Time, and Improve Service” at the Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference
November 12, 2009 – “Tips for Negotiating Salaries, Benefits, & Perks” at the Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference
November 12, 2009 – “Where Do We Go From Here: The Next Decade for Libraries” at the Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference
October 28, 2009 – “Technology: The Engine driving Pop Culture-Savvy Libraries or Source of Overload?” for Internet Librarian Conference
October 27, 2009 – “Trying Not to Filter: Internet Filtering Technologies Update” for Internet @ Schools West Conference
October 26, 2009 – “2.0 Too: Web Services for Underfunded Libraries” for Internet Librarian Conference
October 23, 2009 – Keynote on “The Library User of the Future” for the Librarians’ Association of the University of California-Berkeley
June/July 2009 – “Free, Fast, & Factual: Top Online Reference Resources” (online class for MVLS through Infopeople)
May 6, 2009 – Keynote for OHIONET Annual Meeting
April 2, 2009 – “Keeping Up & Handling Information Overload” for the Texas Library Association
April 1, 2009 – “Learning Solutions Through Technology” for the Computers in Libraries Conference
March 31, 2009 – “Social Network Profile Management” for the Computers in Libraries Conference
March 30, 2009 – “I Wanna Be 2.0 Too!: Web Services for Underfunded LibrariesI Wanna Be 2.0 Too!: Web Services for Underfunded Libraries” for the Computers in Libraries Conference
March 25, 2009 – “Web Services for Small Libraries” webcast for the Nicolet Federated Library System (Wisconsin)

2008

December 9, 2008 – Keynote on “Sustainable Technology in a 2.0 World” for Arizona Library Association Annual Conference
December 2, 2008 – “Web 2.0 Services for Smaller, Underfunded Libraries” for the Canadian Education Institute
October 21, 2008 – “SharePoint for Libraries: Streamlining Your Intranet Management” with Shannon Staley for Internet Librarian Conference
October 21, 2008 – “Solving the Money Problem” with Laura Crossett for Internet Librarian Conference
October 20, 2008 – “Digital Marketing: Successful Plans/Organizations” with Aaron Schmidt for Internet Librarian Conference
October 14, 2008 – “Reaching Patrons: Online Outreach for Public Libraries” for the North Suburban Library System Annual Summit
October 14, 2008 – “Collection Development for eResources” for the North Suburban Library System Annual Summit
September 19-21, 2008 – ” I Wanna Be 2.0 Too!” for the Association of Rural and Small Libraries
September 19-21, 2008 – “Online Marketing for Small Libraries” for the Association of Rural and Small Libraries
July 10, 2008 – “Technology Training and Competencies” for the Ohio Library Council Annual Reference & Adult Services Conference
July 10, 2008 – “I Wanna Be 2.0 Too!: Web Services for Smaller and Underfunded Libraries” for the Ohio Library Council Annual Reference & Adult Services Conference
June-July 2008 – “Free, Fast, and Factual: Top Online Reference Sources” – 4-week online course for Infopeople
June 20, 2008 – Keynote for the Mississippi Libraries 2.0 Summit (Sustainable Web Technologies)
June 11, 2008 – “Online Outreach Techniques for Academic Libraries” for the University of San Francisco Library
June 4, 2008 – “Tools for Staying Current” for the Arizona Libraries Summer Institute
June 4, 2008 – “Staying Current: Methods for Essential Professional Development” for the Arizona Libraries Summer Institute
May 15, 2008 – OPAL webcast “Technology Training and Competencies for Libraries”
May 8, 2008 – OPAL webcast “Online Marketing for Libraries”
April 24, 2008 – Infopeople webcast on Counting Website Statistics for the Annual Public Library Survey
April 15, 2008 – “Technology Training and Competencies” webcast for the Canadian Education Institute
April 9, 2008 – “Online Outreach for Libraries: Successful Digital Marketing” at the Computers in Libraries Conference
April 9, 2008 – “Staff Tech Training” with Maurice Coleman and Annette Gaskins at the Computers in Libraries Conference
April 7, 2008 – “Web 2.0 Services for Smaller, Underfunded Libraries” at the Computers in Libraries Conference
April 6, 2008 – “Technology Training for Library Staff: Creativity Works!” (Preconference) with Maurice Coleman and Annette Gaskins at the Computers in Libraries Conference
February 19, 2008 – “The Future of Libraries” for the San Francisco Public Library’s “Tuesday Public Forum Series”

2007

November 11, 2007 – “Building a Thriving eBranch” at the Hawaii Library Association
November 11, 2007 – “Technology Training Tips” at the Hawaii Library Association
November 10, 2007 – “Online Outreach and Marketing” at the Hawaii Library Association
October 30, 2007 – “How to Lose Your New Tech Librarian & Tech Training” (w/ Michael Stephens, Christopher P. Hamb, and Jenny Benevento) at the Internet Librarian Conference
October 29, 2007 – “Online Marketing for Libraries: Outreach & PR in a 2.0 World” (w/Aaron Schmidt) at the Internet Librarian Conference
October 29, 2007 – “Web Design on a Dime: Quick Web Tips for Small Libraries” at the Internet Librarian Conference
September 26, 2007 – “Digital Customers” for the Future of Libraries Conference in San Francisco
September 26, 2007 – “From F2F to Fingertips2Fingertips” for the Future of Libraries Conference in San Francisco
September 26, 2007 – co-moderated entire day-long Future of Libraries Conference in San Francisco (with Anthony Costa)
September 4, 2007 – Canadian Education Institute webcast: Online Outreach: 2.0 Marketing Strategies for Libraries
July 25, 2007 – Core Competencies for Library Staff webinar (WebJunction)
June-July 2007–teaching “Library 2.0: Developing an eBranch” (Infopeople 4-week online course)
April 2007–teaching “Library 2.0: Developing an eBranch” (Infopeople 4-week online course)
April 19 2007–Washington Library Association keynote with Walt Crawford

2006

November 11, 2006 – What’s Hot in Technology with Scott Bauer and Michael Porter @ California Library Association Annual Conference
November 11, 2006 – How Do You IM? panel with several librarians @ California Library Association Annual Conference
November 11, 2006 – Technology Training for Staff: CLA Tech Core Competencies @ California Library Association Annual Conference
October 27, 2006 – for Assn. of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (University of San Francisco) – IM Reference: It’s What’s for Dinner
October 23, 2006 – Cultivating Tech-Savvy Library Staff: Competencies & Tips with David King @ Internet Librarian Conference
October 23, 2006 – Reaching Patrons: Online Outreach for Public Libraries @ Internet Librarian Conference
October 18, 2006 – Future of Libraries Workshop @ San Francisco Public Library – Social Software for Libraries
October 11, 2006 – Sacramento Public Library’s All Staff Day – Building a Successful eBranch
October 10, 2006 – Sirsi-Dynix Webinar with Aaron Schmidt – “Engaging Youth on their Own Terms: Instant Messaging and Gaming in Libraries.”
2006 – “Evolving Library Services for Digital Natives” with Aaron Schmidt, Stephen Abram, and Alane Wilson for 2020 Vision Conference: Idaho Library Challenges of the Future
2006 – “IM for the Library: How Instant Messaging Can Connect Librarians with Kids and Teens” for the Bay Area Library and Information System
2006 – “What’s Hot in Technology” for Santa Clara County Library’s All Staff Day
March 2006 – “Creating a Digital Archive on a Shoestring” for Public Library Association Annual Conference
March 2006 – “Having a Phone: IM Reference” for Al@din Librarians Group in Utrecht, Netherlands
March 2006 – “What’s Hot in Technology” for the San Mateo County Library’s All Staff Day

2005

November 2005 – “Blah Blah Blog” for California Library Association Annual Conference
November 2005 – “What’s Hot in Technology” for California Library Association Annual Conference
November 2005 – “A Primer on Virtual Reference” for California Library Association Annual Conference
October 2005 – “Web Trends and Innovations” for Internet Librarian
October 2005 – “Future Tech Trends for Public Libraries” for Internet Librarian
2005 – “Heavyweights Beware: Alternatives to Traditional Virtual Reference Products” for Virtual Reference Desk Conference
2005 – “Blog University” for North Bay Cooperative Reference Committee
2005 – “What’s Hot in Technology” for Monterey Bay Area Cooperative Library System Annual Meeting
2005 – “Everything Old Is New Again: Digital Library Services” for California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners Annual Meeting
May 2005 – “What’s Hot in Technology” webcast for the California Library Association Information Technology Section
2005 – “Free, Fast, and Factual: Top Online Reference Sources” (4-week online learning course for Infopeople)

2004

2004-2005 – “Free, Fast, and Factual: Top Online Reference Sources” (day-long course taught California-wide for Infopeople)
November 2004 – “Starting Your Library’s Blog” for California Library Association Annual Conference
November 2004 – “What’s New in Technology” for California Library Association Annual Conference
October 2004 – “Designing a Library Website Within a Frame” for Internet Librarian

2003 and before

2003-2004 – “More than Letters and Booklists: Intermediate Microsoft Word” (day-long course taught California-wide for Infopeople)
2002 – “Desktop Publishing on a Shoestring” (day-long course taught California-wide for Infopeople)
1999 – “The Unexplored Migration of the Gawain Tale: Irish, Welsh, and English Versions of the Story” for Texas Tech University Annual Conference

ORCID ID

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LinkedIn Profile

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