Presentations

I’ve presented at a number of conferences on the topics of teen library services, blogging and social media, and my passion, contemporary young adult fiction. Below is a list of presentations, with relevant materials where available.

Photo by Hanna Furey

Photo by Hanna Furey

  • “Find Your Wings,” Workshop on Risk Taking, The Lady Project Summit, Providence, RI, March 2016. Also participated in a panel on publishing.
  • 5 in 15 Webinars on YA Feminist Fiction and YA Horror Fiction, Massachusetts Library System, Fall 2015.
  • Genre Overview: New Adult, Massachusetts Library System, MLA Webinar, June 2015, with Sophie Brookover and Elizabeth Burns.
  • Best Practices: Interaction and Engagement panel, Book Expo America Blogger Con, May 2015.
  • Writing for Publication, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, ALCTS Midwinter Webinar,  January 2015, with Norm Mederios.
  • We’re Not Going To Take It and Neither Should You: Why Book Bloggers DO Have the Ability to Make Diverse Books Happen, Kid Lit Con, Sacramento, California, October 2014, Panelist.
  • Social Media Tips and Tricks for Bloggers, Kid Lit Con, Sacramento, California, October 2014.
  • New Adult Fiction: What is it, Where is it, and What should we do with it? Presentation with Sophie Brookover, Public Library Association Conference, Indianapolis, March 2014.
  • Beyond Duct Tape Wallets: Offering Dynamic, Effective, and Community-centered Teen Programs. Presentation with Angie Manfredi, Katie Salo, and Andrea Sowers, Public Library Association Conference, Indianapolis, March 2014.
  • Critical Reviews: Why they Matter. Presentation with Kimberly Francisco, Kidlitosphere Conference, Austin, November 2013.
  • Book Blogging and the “Big” Niches. Panel Presentation at Book Expo America’s Book Blogger Conference, New York City, May 2013.
  • Critical Blog Reviews and Why They Matter. Presentation with Janssen Bradshaw, Julia Garza (Riley), and Abby Johnson at Kid Lit Con, Seattle, September 2011.
  • Providing Excellent Teen Services Without a Teen Librarian. Table Talk Presentation with Daina Dickman at the Public Library Association Conference, Portland, March 2010.

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