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 library technologies
  • Service design and design thinking
  • User experience (UX) strategy
  • Digital libraries
  • Library discovery systems
  • Mentoring
  • Strategic planning
  • Fostering innovation
  • Organizational leadership

If you are interested in having me speak at your event or workshop, please contact me! You can check out my presentations page for a complete lists of past talks and links to presentations, or look at my presentations on SlideShare. Many of these items are available on open access platforms in either the University of Houston Libraries’ Institutional Repository or the University of Michigan’s Deep Blue Documents institutional repository, and some also have speaker notes included.

If you think I’m a good match for your event, please contact me at vacekrae@gmail.com. I’d love to work with you.