Presentations

Invited and Keynote Presentations

“Leadership in Professional Organizations.” Library Leadership Series, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX, June 2014. (Invited to speak on a panel)

Preparing for Technological Changes within Academic Libraries.”  Library Futures Series, Oklahoma State University Libraries, Stillwater, OK, November 2012. (Invited to keynote with Kim Duckett from NCSU Libraries)

Strategies for Identifying Collaborators & Writing Collaboratively.” Write Your Scholarly Publication Month Kickoff Event, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX, July 2012. (Invited to speak)

Web-Scale Discovery: Post Implementation.” Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX, April 2012. (Invited to speak with Richard Guajardo, Martha Hood and Chloris Yue)

Mobile Considerations for your Library.” Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX, April 2012. (Invited to speak)

Overcoming the Challenges to Creating a Single Online User Experience.” Amigos Online Conference, February 2012. (Invited to speak)

New Technologies that Could Affect Libraries.” North Texas Conference on Library Technology, Decatur, TX, August 2011. (Invited to keynote with Michael Porter, Sarah Houghton and Jessamyn West)

Considerations for your Mobile Library.” North Texas Conference on Library Technology, Decatur, TX, August 2011. (Invited to speak)

Giving Your CMS Users a Content Strategy and a Positive UX.” North Texas Conference on Library Technology, Decatur, TX, August 2011. (Invited to speak)

“The Importance of Politics.” ARL Research Library Leadership Fellows Program, Houston, TX, September 2010. (Invited to be on a panel presentation with Catherine Essinger, Rosalind Alexander, and Christina Gola)

“The Future of Academic Libraries.” Scholarly Communications Forum: The Future of Libraries, Rice University, Houston, TX, July 2010. (Invited to be a member of a panel)

Funding Mobile Innovation in the Library: The Why and How.” CALLR Spring Meeting, Houston, TX, April 2010. (Keynote Speaker)

The Current Landscape of Mobile Libraries.” Central Texas Library System Annual Technology Conference, Georgetown, TX, December 2009. (Keynote Speaker)

Conference Presentations

How to Rock the Planning Process for your Next Digital Library Web Project.” Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, Austin, TX, May 2013. (Presentation with R. Nicole Westbrook)

“How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Developing an Easy, Functional ERM.” Charleston Conference, Charleston, SC, November 2012.  (Presentation with Jeannie Castro and Kelsey Brett)

Library Mobile Web Design: Tips, Ticks and Resources.” Texas Library Association District 8 Fall Conference, Houston, TX, October 2011. (Presentation with Berika Williams)

Building a Single User Experience.” Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 2011. (Presentation with Jason Battles and Nina McHale)

Discovery at the University of Houston Libraries.” Part of panel for program “The Age of Discovery: Understanding Discovery Services, Federated Search, and Web-scale.” ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2011.

Seeing the Library through the Terminator’s Eyes: Augmented Reality.” Amigos Member Online Conference, May 2011. (Presentation with Anita Riley)

Therapy for your CMS: Improving the User Experience.” J.Boye Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May 2011.

QR Codes and Augmented Reality Help Libraries Extend Services.” Trendy Topics Online Conference, March 2011. (Presentation with Anita Riley)

Bridging the Gap Between Print and Digital Environments.” Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, Lee College, Baytown, TX, November 2010. (Presentation with Anita Riley)

Cool Tools to Help Libraries Bridge the Gap Between Print and Digital Environments.” Texas Library Association District 8 Fall Conference, Friendswood, TX, October 2010.

“Mobile Innovations in the UH Libraries.” Handheld Librarian II Online Conference, February 2010. (Online Presentation with Christina Gola, Robin Dasler, and Billy Hoya)

Get Your Game On in Instruction.” Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, Lee College, Baytown, TX, November 2009. (Presentation with Robin Dasler)

The Current Landscape of Mobile Devices.” Texas Library Association District 8 Fall Conference, Sugar Land, TX, October 2009. (Presentation with Christina Gola and Robin Dasler)

Collaborating in the Clouds: Selecting Tools.” Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 2009. (Presentation with Anna Creech, Tom Ipri, and Bobbie Newman)

iTouch & Go: Funding Innovation in the UH Libraries.” Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 2009. (Presentation with Robin Dasler)

“Content Contribution & Distribution.” Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 2009. (Presentation with Michael Porter)

Libraries Using Mobile Devices.” Unconference, ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July 2009.

“Digital Libraries & Institutional Repositories.” Scholarly Communications Forum: The Future of Scholarly Communication, University of Houston, Houston, TX, June 2009. (Presentation with Michele Reilly)

Research Where You Learn: Incorporating Research and Information Literacy Modules into WebCT.” University of Houston System ACE Conference on Student Success, Houston, TX, March 2009. (Presentation with Veronica Arellano and Robin Dasler)

Mashing Up and Remixing the Library Website.” Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 2008. (Presentation with Karen Coombs)

Putting the Library Website in Their Hands: The Advantages and Challenges of a Homegrown Content Management System.” LITA National Forum, Cincinnati, OH, October 2008.

Apps in Facebook & Google OpenSocial: Why Librarians Should Pay Attention.” BIGWIG Social Software Showcase, ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 2008.

My Experience with the ALA Emerging Leaders Program.” Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, July 2006.

Poster Presentations

“The Library Makes its Small Screen Debut: Using the iPod Touch to Trial Library Services on Mobile Devices.” Poster presented at ACRL National Conference, Seattle, WA, March 2009. (Poster Presentation with Veronica Arellano, Miranda Bennett, Karen Coombs, and Robin Dasler)

“Making the Library Workplace More Millennial Friendly.” ALA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., June 2007. (Poster Presentation with Sandra Besselson, Chris Harris, Katy Herrick, and Wanda Nesbit)

Workshops & Preconferences

Drupal 101.” Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Houston, TX, April 2012. (Preconference)

Getting Started with Drupal.” ALA Midwinter Conference, Dallas, TX, January 2012. (Preconference LITA Workshop with Nina McHale)

“Managing Projects & Communication.” Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 2011. (Preconference with Sean Watkins)

“Streamlining Data for Cross-Platform Web Delivery.” Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 2011. (Preconference with Jason Battles and Sean Watkins)

Getting Started with Drupal.” ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2011. (Preconference LITA Workshop with Nina McHale)

“Migrating to Drupal: Open Source Library Intranets.” Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 2010. (Preconference Workshop with Jason Battles, Catherine Baird, and Nina McHale)