Presentations

Since 1990, I have been presenting about new technologies and their impact on libraries and cultural institutions. In the last two years I have given over 35 presentations and workshops in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the Netherlands. I enjoy leading discussions and creating workshops where everyone learns from each other.

Invited Keynotes

21 June 2012 Keynote presentation,G is for Google, H is for Harry, L is for Library… and ten ideas about public libraries in a Google World, Libraries in a Google World forum, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

4 October 2012 Keynote with Mal Booth (University Librarian, University of Technology Sydney), Creativity and Libraries: you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference . International virtual conference with participants worldwide.

September 2011 The hidden rulebook: building bridges not banging your head against a brick wall. Keynote at the New Librarians’ Symposium, Perth, Australia

4 November 2010 Keynote, Hacking the Public Library , at the V Congreso Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas in Gijon, Spain

2 October 2009 Keynote Speaker ALIA Top End Symposium: Disco balls, waterless urinals and augmented reality: equipping ourselves to create innovative library learning spaces.

26, 27 March 2009 Plenary speaker  at In the Foothills: A Not-Quite-Summit on the Future of Libraries . Spoke on “The Technological Revolution *is* a social revolution” (live video). Darien Library, Connecticut , United States of America. Thoughts and discussions on the day led to the writing of the  Darien Statements on the Library and Librarians with John Blyberg and Cindi Trainor .

9 October 2008 Keynote for the Cultural Connections: MySpace is an ArtSpace:ARLIS/ANZ Biennial Conference Brisbane.

October 11th 2008  What is Library 2.0? Keynote guest speaker for the State Library of Queensland Unconference

Invited presentations

5 November 2010 Roundtable discussion Reflections on the value of public libraries in the digital society , at the V Congreso Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas in Gijon, Spain

18 September 2010 Ebooks session plus a “Futures Dreaming” session for the Australian Library and Information Association Western Australia Library Technician’s Group Seminar at Falcon eLibrary, Mandurah, Western Australia

18 August 2010 You Can’t judge an ebook by its cover: everything you ever wanted to know about ebooks . Professional development session for the Australian Independent Schools Association of Western Australia, Hale School, Perth, Western Australia

20 April 2010 VALA Conference Report back session for ALIAWest with Constance Wiebrands and Sue Cook, Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley, Western Australia.

11 February 2010 Invited paper as VALA Travel Scholarship Awardee at VALA 15th Biennial Conference and Exhibition: Connections, Content, Conversations Title: Taking matters into our own hands: influencing and concerning factors for libraries that developed Open Source Software

8 February 2010L-Plates” workshop at VALA 15th Biennial Conference and Exhibition: Connections, Content, Conversations Title: Open Source Software and Libraries.

23 April 2009 Presentation, What kind of “better than free” is your library?.at the  U Game U Learn Symposium Delft, The Netherlands

31 March 2009 Unconferences . 1:30 – 2:15pm Panel with John Blyberg, Steve Lawson and Stephen Francouer . Computers in Libraries Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

6 March 2009 LocLib Conference.  Perth, Western Australia. Session on lifestreaming, podcasting, vodcasting, machinima, microblogging, screencasting, slidecasting,We are all making new media: what libraries need to know

18 September 2008 Lawyers, law librarians and Second Life paper for the Art of Information Australian Law Librarians Association Conference

9 September 2008 … but I don’t have time, and THEY don’t get it”: finding time and reasons to learn about emerging technologies . Speaker Collections and the Web Perth. Seminar presented by Collections Australia Network Scitech, Perth.

26 June 2008 Presentation about Second Life and Libraries for TEL-SIG group of Academic Librarians’  in New Zealand. Part of the conference Libraries of the seven C’s

22 April 2008 Get a Second Life! . Interview via Second Life for the State Library of Victoria and Australian Library and Information Association’s “Outside the box” event.

November 29th Plenary session at the “Library of the Future” forum for the Learning Resources Network Services Network, hosted by Challenger TAFE in Fremantle – Five Social Software Sites that Libraries Shouldn’t Ignore.

October 10th Presentation, Second Life, libraries, universities and Murdoch University Library. Plus one hour workshop about doing more with avatars in Second Life, plus panel discussion for the QULOC Social Software and Libraries one day event, Brisbane.

July 23rd Presented at Libraries, Web2.0 and Other Internet Stuff, State Library of Victoria about Virtual Libraries: Real Librarians: What libraries are doing in Second Life and how you can join in .

April 24th 2007 Talk for staff at the State Library of Western Australia, “Flying Librarians of Oz:What’s all the fuss about Second Life and what’s it got to do with Libraries?”

February 14th Public talk at the National Library of Australia, Flying Librarians of Oz:What’s all the fuss about Second Life and what’s it got to do with libraries? as part of their “Digital Culture” series.

February 9th Talk to Western Australian Academic Libraries “Flying Librarians of Oz:What’s all the fuss about Second Life and what’s it got to do with Libraries?” .

1996 Spoke on Information technology in public libraries at the seminar “Don’t you just stamp books ?” organised by the ALIA Public Libraries Section.

1996 On organising committee for the ALIA RAISS section’s Internet Fair held at Curtin University, and gave a paper about Authoring web pages using skills you already have as a librarian.

Conference presentations

1 February 2011 Flexible, customisable and good looking: multiple uses for Word press MU in two Australian Librarieswith Sue Cook, CSIRO,  at the Australian Library and Information Association Information Online conference, Sydney, Australia.

2 February 2011 Everything Changes, Everything Stays the Same with Kate Davis, QUT, at the Australian Library and Information Association Information Online conference, Sydney, Australia

4 May 2009 Symposium,Personal Learning Environments: what works for librariansPanel discussion with Con Wiebrands, Peta Hopkins and Penny Coutas and symposium participants . Educause Australasia 2009

4 November 2008 The library unconference: a new model for better professional communication joint paper with Constance Wiebrands at Poropitia: Outside the Boxconference,  Library & Information Association New Zealand Aotearoa , Auckland, New Zealand

28 June 2008 Facilitated a discussion How to be a good trendspotter and an early adopter , for the Educational Computing Association of Western Australia’s Web2.0 and School Libraries Unconference , Guildford Grammar School, Perth.

2 February 2008 Web 2.0 : Beyond the Hype, Brisbane. Hot Topic Presentation, Five Social Software Sites that Libraries shouldn’t ignore

5-7 February 2008 Presented two papers at the VALA conference Libraries: Changing spaces, virtual places. 1. “Do we remove all the walls? Second Life Librarianship” and 2. “Libraries interact: collaboration and community in the Australian library blogosphere” (joint author).

November 23rd 2007 Murdoch University Library gets a Second Life. Presentation for Western Australian academic libraries’ Teaching and Learning Sharecase.

University guest lectures

Second Semester 2009 Topic: Blogging in a university setting New Media Technologies ( MCC315/615)

23 November 2008 Beyond keyboard and mouse: how alternative input devices are changing education Academic Work Matters series,  Murdoch University

Second Semester 2008 Topic: Blogging in a university setting for Murdoch University unit From University to Workplace (TLC277)

24 April 2008 Topic: Second life and information services for Edith Cowan University students in Technologies in Information Services ( IST2101), Mt Lawley.

First semester 2008 Topic Second life and education for Murdoch University unit Opportunities with E-Learning (EDU475/675)

Workshops

30 – 31 March 2010 Co-facilitator, Libraries 2.0 : Using Web 2.0 and digital technologies to revolutionise your library or information centre Two day Masterclass for ARK Group, Melbourne Australia.

30 June 2009 Library Futures Day  – 3 hour workshop covering new technologies and libraries . City of Melville Libraries, Western Australia.

4 November 2008 Creating scripted objects to go in Second Life Libraries – for people without geek superpowers , workshop at Poropitia: Outside the Box conference,  Library & Information Association New Zealand Aotearoa , Auckland, New Zealand

17 September 2008 The Art of Exploring Second Life: creating an avatar and exploring libraries . Half day workshop, Murdoch University Perth. Satellite event to the Art of Information Australian Law Librarians Association Conference

9 May 2008 Ran day long hands-on training Exploring Second Life on behalf of CAVAL. Sydney – Saxons Training Facilities 9:30am – 4:30 am

12 May 2008 Ran day long hands-on training Exploring Second Life on behalf of CAVAL. Melbourne – Saxons Training Facilities 9:30am – 4:30 am

1 February 2008 Web 2.0 : Beyond the Hype, Brisbane. Workshop on Second Life and Libraries

August 14th Part live chat, part streamed presentation about Libraries in Second Life for the University of Southern Queensland’s Faculty of Education Symposium Online Learning Using Virtual Worlds

January – March 2007 Presenter in the international “Five Weeks to a Social Library” course. My presentation was A puppy with a new ball: engaging library staff in social networking tools during the MULTA project.

1995 I designed and facilitated a seminar for around 60 public librarians entitled Public libraries and the Internet – We know what it does, now what do we want to do with it?

Other

10 December 2009 Kindling an Interest in ebooks Public Workshop at Cottesloe-Peppermint Grove- Mosman Park Library, Western Australia

11 August 2009 Panel member on Reality 2.0: Transformational Librarianship . 5:30pm – 7:00pm . State Library of Western Australia. Perth, Western Australia.

8 October 2008 Emerging Media session at the State Library of Queensland about the work I was doing at Murdoch University.

7 October 2008 Invited presentation to the State Library of Queensland Management Group about encouraging use of emerging technologies in libraries

June 20th 2007 Murdoch Uni Library gets a Second Life. Enhanced podcast streamed into Second Life during the Second Life In-World Presentation: Showcasing Australasian Educational Projects in Second Life. Part of the Australian Flexible Learning Framework’s E-Learning Networks Online Conference.

1995 Authored and published the first World Wide Web pages for a Western Australian Public library.


Below is a representative sample of slidecasts – audio of me speaking synchronised with the slideset I was showing.

9 September 2008 … but I don’t have time, and THEY don’t get it”: finding time and reasons to learn about emerging technologies . Speaker Collections and the Web Perth. Seminar presented by Collections Australia Network Scitech, Perth.

2 October 2009 Keynote Speaker ALIA Top End Symposium: Disco balls, waterless urinals and augmented reality: equipping ourselves to create innovative library learning spaces.

4 May 2010 Why Learning About Emerging Technologies is part of every librarian’s job at the Educause Australasia 2009 Conference

July 23rd 2007 Presented at Libraries, Web2.0 and Other Internet Stuff, State Library of Victoria about Virtual Libraries: Real Librarians: What libraries are doing in Second Life and how you can join in .