Presentations & Publications


Keynotes and Invited Presentations
Interviews and Brown Bags
Print Publications
Conference Presentations

Keynotes and Invited Presentations

October 2015, WALE Confernece

  • Keynote

October 2014, Lexington County Public Library Staff Day

May 2014, Iowa Library Association – Association of College and Research Libraries

January 2014, Ontario Library Association Superconference, Toronto Canada

October 2013, South Central Library System, Wisconsin

  • A Bridge Across the Divide: The role of libraries in the digital skills gap, Webinar, [slides]

October 2013, Accufest, Heidelberg Germany

  • Keynote, Looking Over the Horizon: The Future of Libraries [slides]

February 2013, All Tech Considered: Navigating Through Multiliteracies, Annual Faculty Conference, Houston Community College, Houston TX

  • Keynote, This Transliterate Life

November 2012, Digital Literacy Task Force, OITP, ALA [slides]

  • Digital Literacy Virtual Forum, Creating a Culture of Learning [archived video]

October, 2012, Colorado Library Association, Ready, Set, Go! Innovating Colorado Libraries

  • Keynote, Set The World on Fire [slides]
August 2012, TechNet, Texas
  • Closing Keynote panel with Gary Price and Rochelle Logan
  • Bridging the Digital Divide – It’s MORE than Teaching Computer Skills to Seniors [slides]
August 2012, Panhandle Access Library Network, Florida
  • Closing the Digital Skills Gap [slides]
June, 2012, Panhandle Access Library Network, Florida
  • Bridging the Divide: The New Literacies and Libraries
June 2012, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Keynote, The Role of the Library in a Digital World [slides]
April 2012, Library of Michigan, Beginning Workshop

June 2012, LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, New Jersey USA

  • Exploring Transliteracy: The New Literacies and Libraries [slides]

June 2011, OCLC Symposia

June 2011, ILEAD U: Illinois Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover, The 21st Century Technology Tools Institute

  • Opening Keynote, Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Patrons: The Role of Libraries in a Transliterate World
  • Libraries and eBooks, This is When Everything Changes 

May 2011, Nicolet Federated Library System, Webinar

  • The Role of Libraries in a Transliterate World

April 2011, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services

  • Choose Your Own Adventure: The Future of eBooks and Libraries, Keynote

April 2011, North Georgia Associated Libraries

  • Libraries in a Transliterate World

August 2010, Missouri State Library, Columbia MO

  • Reference Services in the 21st Century, 3 day workshop

November 2010, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Webinar

  • The Role of Libraries in a Transliterate World

September 2010, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SEA Currents

July 2010, NCompass Live: Tech Talk

September 2010, Virtual Summit, Library Journal and Library School Journal

June 2010, TEACH Academy, Portmouth Public Schools, Portsmouth VA

June 2010, Georgia Library Association & Georgia Public Library Service

May 2010, Online Symposium sponsored by OCLC and Library Journal

April 2010 Kansas Library Conference, Wichita KS, Sponsored by Beta Phi Mu

April 2009 – Arrowhead Library System, Minnesota

April 2009 – Arrowhead Library System, Minnesota

  • Get Your Game On: Using Video Games as Outreach

November 2008 – International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society , Malaysia

  • Putting 2.0 to Work for You [slideshow] – Post-conference workshop
  • The New Internet and Librariesslideshow

November 2008 – University of Malaya, Malaysia

  • The Social Web and Your Library [slideshow]

April 2008 – UKSerials Group Conference, Torquay, Devon, UK

  • Implementing Library Learning 2.0 at Your Library,with Robin Hastings



Print Publications

  • Should Libraries Get Out of the E-Book Business (2013). In D.A. Miller (Ed.), E-Books. Greenhaven Press.
  • E-Book Sea Change in Public Libraries (with Michael Porter & Matter Weaver) (2012). In S.Polanka (Ed.), No Shelf Required II. Chicago: American Library Association
  • Taking Readers Advisory Online (2010). In J.E. Moyer & K.M. Stover (Eds.), Readers’ Advisory Handbook. Chicago: American Library Association.


Interviews and  Brown Bags

November, 2012, University of Iowa

  • brown bag lunch talk with ALA Student Chapter, Library and Information Science Student Organization (LISSO) [write up]

April 2012, Bibliotech Podcast

March 2012, University of Alberta, Canada

  • Guest Lecture for New Media Narratives, MA

January 2012, Circulating Ideas Podcast

March 2011, University of Alberta

March 2011, University of Michigan, School of Information

  • Guest Speaker on ebooks

October 2010, guest post at Broadband for America

April 2008 – Interview on local NPR station about the Grant for the Mobile Computing Lap


Conference Presentations

October 2011, Internet Librarian

June 2011 ALA Annual

  • Why Transliteracy?
  • Working Towards Transliteracy

October 2010, Internet Librarian 2010, Monterey CA

June 2010 ALA Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

April 2010 Computers in Libraries, Arlington VA

2010, Classes for Staff at CVL

  • Introduction to RSS
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Google Services Overview
  • Introduction to Blogging
  • Online Privacy and Safety
  • Twitter for Beginners: Including How To Use Twitter Without Tweeting

January 2010, American Library Assocation Mid-Winter Meeting

  • Battledecks winner

November 2009 Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, Columbus GA

  • Keeping Afloat: Time Management Workshop

October 2009 Internet Librarian Conference, Monterey CA

October 2009 COMO XXI, Columbus GA

  • Implementing a 23 Things Program at your Library [slideshow]
  • Bring on the Rain: Putting the Cloud to Work for You: An Introduction to Cloud Computing [slideshow]

October 2009

March 2009 –Computers in Libraries Conference, Arlington VA

March 2009 – MaintainIT, online

October 2008 – Missouri Library Association

  • Reaching Your Patrons in the Brave New World of the Social Web [slideshow]
  • Beyond Learning 2.0 – Library Learning 2.1 [slideshow]

August 2008 – Summer Technology Institute with MOREnet & Missouri State Library, Columbia MO

  • Becoming 2.0 : What Web 2.0 Can Do for You [wiki]

June 2008 – Mobius Annual Conference, Lake of the Ozarks, MO

  • Connect with Your Patrons in the Digital World: Using Social Networking Tools as Outreach [slideshow]

April – September 2008 – Missouri River Regional Library  – Internet Training for patrons

  • Introduction to Blogging [slideshow]
  • Find Your Friends on Facebook [slideshowk]
  • Online Picture Sharing [slideshow]
  • Discover New Library Resources
  • The Basics of Internet Safety [slideshow]
  • Explore Online Reading and Book Tools

February 2008 – Library Technology Institute for MoreNet & Missouri State Library, Columbia MO

October 2007 – Missouri Library Association, Springfield MO

  • Learning Web 2.0 Technologies and Beyond, with Robin Hastings

April 2007 – MOREnet Web Seminar

  • Learning Web 2.0 Technologies and Beyond, with Robin Hastings

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3 comments for “Presentations & Publications

  1. July 22, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Hi Bobbi,

    I read somewhere that your library has migrated from Microsoft to Google Apps.

    Can you confirm that for me? Any feedback on how its working for your library?

    We’re an IT Service provider working with Libraries in our area. We’re promoting Google Apps as a great alternative to pricing solutions from Microsoft.

    Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.



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