My Presentations and Poster Sessions (Selected)


(Forthcoming) Poster presentation, “Enacting the Library as Transformational Space.” ALISE 2018 conference, Denver, Colorado, USA. February 2018. (With Zachary Newell.)

(Forthcoming) Workshop, “Building a Practice of Social Justice: In Our Libraries, Our Communities, and Ourselves.” BOBCATSSS 2018 conference, Riga, Latvia. 25 January 2018. (With Zachary Newell.)

Workshop, Academic Libraries as Centers of Equity on Campus. BOBCATSSS 2017 conference. Tampere, Finland. January 2017. (With Zachary Newell.)

Presentation, The Impact of Creativity on Information Literacy Instruction. BOBCATSSS 2017 conference. Presentation. Tampere, Finland. 26 January 2017. (With Zachary Newell.)

Poster session, Engaging with the ACRL Information Literacy Framework Conference, 10 March 2016, Albany, NY: “The Professor-Librarian: Exploring Arrangements Under Which Librarians Teach Credit Courses.” (With Pete Ramsey and Galin Jones.)

Poster session, American Library Association Annual Conference, 24 June 2012, Anaheim, CA: “Thinking Critically about Classroom Technologies using the TPCK Framework.” (With Margaret G. Grotti.)

Poster session, American Library Association Annual Conference, 23 June 2012, Anaheim, CA: “Measuring Anonymity in Academic Virtual Reference.” (With Kristin Grabarek Roper.)

Presentation, Library Orientation Exchange (LOEX) Annual Conference, 7 May 2011, Fort Worth, TX: “Teaching with WorldCat Local: What’s Different?” (With Margaret G. Grotti.)

Presentation, Computers in Libraries, April 2010, Washington, DC: “Gen X Librarians: Leading from the Middle.” (With Nina McHale and Lisa Carlucci Thomas.)

Presentation, American Library Association New Members’ Round Table, 11 July 2009, Chicago, IL: “Starting Out? Start With You: What Every New Librarian Needs to Know.” (With Lisa Carlucci Thomas.)

Presentation, Reference Renaissance, 5 August 2008: “Apples & Oranges: A Comparison of Proprietary Chat Reference Software Versus Free Instant Messenger Services.” (With Nina McHale and Lorrie Evans.)

Poster session, American Library Association Annual Conference, 28 June 2008: “Working Smarter, Not Harder: Teaching Students and Staff with Screencasting.”

Poster session, Colorado Academic Library Consortium, 23 May 2008: “Why Do Freshmen Visit the Reference Desk?”

Presentation, Fourth Annual Conference on Colonialism, 3 June 2004, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland: “Golden Age Mythology and Women in Yeats and Tagore’s Nationalistic Writing.” Included in session titled “India and the Irish Literary Revival.”


Online Presentation, Educating Librarians in the Middle East (ELIME), 5 March 2013: “Free Online Technologies for Teaching and Learning.” (With Joan Petit.)
Total attendance for two sessions: approximately 105.

Presentation, University of Colorado Denver Master of Science in Recording Arts program, 16 November 2011, Denver, Colorado: “Preparing for Scholarly Publication.” Presentation given to Lorrie Evans and Linda D. Tietjen’s graduate course titled Introduction to Graduate Studies.

Presentation, Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, 28 February 2011, Bloomington, Indiana: “Assessment of Library Instruction.” Presentation given to Dr. Cassidy Sugimoto’s graduate course titled Evaluation of Resources and Services.

Panel Discussion, Reference Renaissance, 8-10 August 2010, Denver, CO: “Virtual Reference: Variations on a Theme in Academic Libraries.” Panel of four librarians from across the United States.

Online Presentation, American Library Association Virtual Conference, 7 July 2010: “Starting Out? Start With You: What Every New Librarian Needs to Know.” Reprise of our presentation from the American Library Association’s Annual Conference. (With Lisa Carlucci Thomas.)
Attendance: 185.

Presentation, American Library Association Annual Conference, 26 June 2010, Washington, DC: “Starting Out? Start With You: What Every New Librarian Needs to Know.” (With Lisa Carlucci Thomas.)
Attendance: 230.

Panel Discussion, American Library Association, 24 January 2009, Denver, CO:
RUSA Hot Topics in Frontline Reference Services: “Beyond Meebo: New Alternatives in Instant and Text Messaging Reference Services.”
Panel of Denver librarians.


Panel session. “Turning the First Year Experience into an Informed Learning Journey.” With Hilary Hughes, Carole Basile, John Lanning, et al. Part of the Auraria Library’s Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program. 26 April 2011.

Poster session. Evans, Lorrie, Ignacio J. Ferrer-Vinent, Karen Sobel, Diane Turner, William Tietjen, and Christy Carello. “Your Teaching Library: Partners in Mapping Source Literacy into the Metro Curriculum.” Metro Spring Forum. Auraria Campus, 1 April 2011.

Connections Faculty Seminar Series: “WorldCat Local.” Auraria Library, 30 October 2009. With Lorrie Evans.
Connections Faculty Seminar Series, 28 August 2009, WorldCat Local. Co-taught with Lorrie Evans.
Denver Transfer Initiative: “Where is Your Future Without the Library?” Auraria Campus, 15 May 2009. With Lorrie Evans, Orlando Archibeque, Diane Turner, and Linda Tietjen.

Connections Faculty Seminar Series: “Resources in Literature.” Auraria Library, 24 April 2009. With Nikki McCaslin.

Connections Faculty Seminar Series: “What to do when your students say, ‘There’s nothing on my topic!’” Auraria Library, 20 March 2009. With Lorrie Evans.