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Presentations

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2017

Innovating Together: the UX of Discovery [Keynote]
IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) World Library and Information Congress Joint Satellite Conference
(Reference and Information Services Section & IT Section)
Warsaw, Poland. August 2017.

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Cleaning Up the Mess: Modernizing Your Dev Team’s Outdated Workflow
American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. June 2017.
Co-presenters: Brad Gerhart and Zak Burke

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Level Up Your Teaching with Gamification [tentative title]
Harvard University Library Workshop – Play ‘n Learn: Gaming Principles in Library Instruction, Cambridge, MA. June 15, 2017.

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Pricing, Staff Workflow, and Application Development for 3D Printing Service: Achieving the Best User Experience
Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. March 2017.

Growing Makers in Medicine, Life Sciences, and Healthcare
Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. March 2017.
Co-presenter: Brian Zelip

Makerspaces – American Libraries Live
American Libraries Live, Online. February 16, 2017.
(Invited panelist)

The Nuts and Bolts of Supervision
American Library Association – LLAMA Webinar, Online. Jan. 11, 2017.
Co-presenters: Audrey Barbakoff and Kimberly Knight
Moderator: Megan Hodge 

2016

The Social Dimension of Technology – 2016 ALA Annual Tech Wrap-Up
American Libraries Live, Online. July 7, 2016.
(Invited panelist)

IT Budgeting with Scarcity
American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. June 2016.

Nuts and Bolts of Supervision
American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. June 2016.
(Invited panelist)

Building a Makerspace: Where to Start
National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Beyond the SEA Webinar Series, OnlineJune 15, 2016.
(Invited speaker)

Coding for Librarians
Part 1: Why Should Librarians Care about Coding?
Part 2: Coding 101: A hands-on introduction
Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) Webinar series, Online. May 31, 2016.

Makerspaces in the Library – American Libraries Live
American Libraries Live, Online. May 12, 2016.
(Invited panelist)

Improving Your Library’s Mobile Services
ALA e-Learning Workshop, Online. Apr. 27, 2016.

Strategically UX-Oriented with Personas
University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Unconference, Baltimore, MD. March 25, 2016.
(Invited speaker)

Visualizing Library Data
Code4Lib Conference, Philadelphia, PA. March 8, 2016.

Turning the IT Dept. Outward
American Library Association Midwinter Conference, Heads of IT Interest Group Meeting, Boston, MA. Jan. 10, 2016.

2015

AAHSL Education Program – Technologies Panel
Association of Academic Health Sciences Library (AAHSL) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Nov. 6, 2015.
(Invited panelist)

Users, UX, and Technology: Going Hi-Tech with Your Classroom AV System
Code4Lib Maryland, DC, Virginia – Regional Meeting, College Park, MD. Aug. 11-12, 2015.

Back to the Future Part III: Libraries and the New Technology Frontier
South Central Regional Library Council of New York – Webinar Series, Online, Aug. 10, 2015.
(Invited speaker)

Making a Makerspace Happen: A discussion of the current practices in library makerspaces and experimentation at University of Maryland, Baltimore
American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. June 2015.
Co-presenter: Everly Brown

Preparing for the Makerspace Implementation at UMB HS/HSL
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. May 15-20, 2015.
Co-presenter: Everly Brown

Transforming the Library through Gamification 
ALA TechSource Workshop, Online. May 6, 2015.

Libraries Meet the Second Machine Age [Closing Keynote]
Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN. Mar. 19, 2015.

Getting Started with Coding
National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Beyond the SEA Webinar Series, Online. Feb. 18, 2015.
(Invited speaker)

2014

Heuristic Evaluation in Reverse for UX Improvement
ACRL Maryland Chapter – MILES Fall Program, Baltimore, MD. Nov. 14, 2014.
(Invited speaker)

Online Payment for Your Library and ‘Stripe’ as an Example
Code4Lib DC Unconference, Washington D.C., August 11-12, 2014.

Top Tech Trends
American Library Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV. June 2014.
(Invited panelist)

Learning with Games in Medicine and Healthcare
American Library Association Annual Conference, Game-Making Interest Group Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. June 29, 2014.

Quick and Easy Data Visualization with Google Visualization API and Google Chart Libraries
Code4Lib Conference, Raleigh, NC. Mar. 25, 2014.

Building Library Hours Web App with RDF and OCLC WorldCat Institutional Registry API
OCLC Developer House, Dublin, OH. Feb. 07, 2014.
Team members and co-presenters: Jason Stirnaman, Michael Doran, and Steven Meyer

The Future of Libraries – American Libraries Live
American Libraries Live, Online, Jan. 9, 2014.
(Invited panelist)

2013

Tablets and Mobile Applications – American Libraries Live
American Libraries Live, Online, Nov. 14, 2013.
(Invited panelist)

Take Better Care of Library Data and Spreadsheets with Google Visualization API Query Language
2013 LITA Forum, Louisville, KY. Nov. 8, 2013.

Building a Faculty Publications Database
2013 LITA Forum – Lightning Talk, Louisville, KY. Nov. 9, 2013.

Gamification Trend in Medical Education and Libraries
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Strategic Meeting, Florida International University, Miami, FL. Oct. 15, 2013

Applying Gamification to Higher Education and Libraries
Florida Virtual Campus (FVLC) -Talking Tech Webcast Series, Online, Oct. 10, 2013
(Invited speaker)

Mobile Technologies Update: what’s hot, what’s relevant
Southeast Florida Health Sciences Library Consortium Meeting, Miami, FL. Sep. 13, 2013.
(Invited speaker)

Improving Your Library’s Mobile Services
ALA TechSource Workshop, Online. September 12, 2013.

Kindle Medical E-book Reader Lending Program
SEFLIN (Southeast Florida Library Information Network) Conference, Miami, FL. July 11, 2013.
Co-presenter: Frank Fajardo

Responsive Web Design – Pros and Cons
American Library Association Annual Conference, LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group Meeting, Chicago, IL. June, 2013.

What You Need to Know before Gamifying Your Library
American Library Association Annual Conference,
Chicago, IL. June, 2013.

Stealth Librarianship: Creating Meaningful Connections Through User Experience, Outreach, and Liaising
ACRL Webcast, Online, March 22, 2013.
Co-presenters: Kiyomi Deards and Erin Dorney

Landing Your Ideal Library Job – American Libraries Live (Episode 2).
American Libraries Live, Online, Jan. 10, 2013.
(Invited panelist)

2012

Geek Out: Adding Coding Skills to Your Professional Repertoire
Charleston Conference XXXII,
Charleston, SC. Nov. 8, 2012.
Co-presenter: Kathryn Harnish

Social Media, ROI and Cookie Day
Charleston Conference XXXII,
Charleston, SC. Nov. 8, 2012.
(Invited panelist)

Marketing the Mobile Part of Your Library
Handheld Librarian Online Conference VII, Online, August 15, 2012.
(Invited speaker)

It is Time to Look at Your Library’s Mobile Website Again!
American Library Association Annual Conference / LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group Meeting,
Anaheim, CA. June 24, 2012.

I Can Do It All by Myself : Exploring new roles for libraries and mediating technologies in addressing the DIY mindset of library patrons
American Library Association Annual Conference,
 Anaheim, CA. June 23, 2012.
Co-presenters: Jason Clark and Patrick T. Colegrove

New Library Technology Paradigms: Open Source vs Black Box vs Hybrids
American Library Association Annual Conference,
Anaheim, CA. June 23, 2012.
(Invited panelist)

The Mobile Web and Libraries’ Mobile Websites: How they changed from two years ago
Amigos 2012 Online Conference – Access by Touch: Delivering Library Services Through Mobile Technologies,
Online. June 8, 2012.
(Invited speaker)

Web Usability in Terms of Words
Code4Lib 2012 Conference, Seattle, WA. February 7, 2012.

2011

Digitizing Current Materials
Access 2011 Conference, Vancouver, Canada. October 21, 2011.

Lost in Translation: the Emerging Technology Librarian and the New Technology
American Library Association Annual Conference,
New Orleans, LA. June 26, 2011.
(Invited panelist)
Panelists: Kathryn Munson (Moderator), Bohyun Kim, David Ratledge, Elisabeth Leonard, Gwen Evans, and Marissa Ball 

Branding LITA: A Market Identity for the 21st Century
American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. June 24, 2011.
Co-presenters: Emily Daly, Pearl Ly, Andreas Orphanides, and Lauren Comito
(Poster Session)

Leveraging You! Developing an Online Presence for the Job Search and Beyond
For Drexl University College of Information Science and Technology – Student Chapter of ALA, Online, May 31, 2011.
(Invited speaker)
Co-presenters: Kiyomi Deards and Erin Dorney

Personal Branding for New Librarians: Standing out and Stepping up
ACRL National Conference
, Virtual Webcast / Philadelphia, PA. March 31, 2011.
Co-presenters: Kiyomi Deards and Erin Dorney

Usability Express: Recipe for Libraries
Computers in Libraries 2011, Washington D.C. March 23, 2011.
Co-presenter: Marissa Ball

Personal Branding for New Librarians
American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, San Diego, CA. January 8, 2011.
Panelists: Bohyun Kim (Moderator), Brett Bonfield, Kiyomi Deards, Lisa Carlucci Thomas, and Andromeda Yelton

2010

Planning for Your Library’s First Mobile Website – A Pecha Kucha Presentation
Handheld Librarian Online Conference III (Online), July 29, 2010.

Information Overload & Personal Information Management
American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C. June 28. 2010.

What is Your Library Doing about Emerging Technologies?
American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C. June 26. 2010.
Panelists: Bohyun Kim (Moderator), Elisabeth Leonard, Frank Cervone, Peter Murray, Amanda Margis, Danielle Whren Johnson, Darcy Del Bosque, Elisabeth Abarbanel, Rebekah Kilzer, Cynthia Johnson, Jacquelyn Erdman, Kathryn Munson, Marissa Ball, David Ratledge, Gwen Evans, and Rebecca K. Miller

Mobile Access to Licensed Databases in Medicine and Other Subject Areas
2010 Dade County Library Association (DCLA) Fair, Miami, FL. March 31, 2010.
(Invited speaker)
Co-presenter: Marissa Ball

Mobile Access to Licensed Databases in Medicine and Other Subject Areas
Handheld Librarian Online Conference II (Online), February 17, 2010.
Co-presenter: Marissa Ball

Technology Instruction: Challenges and Lessons from a Web Services/Technology Librarian’s Experience
American Library Association (ALA) 2010 Midwinter Conference
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) New Members Discussion Group, Boston, MA. Jan. 16, 2010.

2009

Web Services in Understaffed & Underfunded Libraries
OPAL (Open Program for All), September 17, 2009.