I speak regularly at national and regional conferences on topics ranging from service design to UX to open source systems to strategic planning and innovation in libraries and higher education. I have also led numerous workshops, pre-conferences, and university-level classes. My areas of interest and expertise include:

    • Open source technologies
    • Service design and design thinking
    • User experience (UX) research
    • Digital libraries
    • Discovery systems
    • Leadership
    • Mentoring
    • Strategic planning
    • Fostering innovation
    • The future of academic libraries

If you are interested in having me speak at your event or workshop, please check out my Presentations page, as well as my Workshops & Web Courses page for a complete list of past talks and links to presentations, Many of these items are available on open access platforms at either the University of Houston’s Institutional Repository or the University of Michigan’s Deep Blue institutional repository. If you think I’m a good match for your event, please contact me at vacekrae at gmail.com. I’d love to work with you.