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.

 

 

  • “Crafting Kid Lit Anthologies,” American Library Association Meeting, June 2017.

 

  • “Be a Risk-Taking, BAMF On The Internet (While Staying Safe And Keeping A Private Life),” Workshop on internet safety, privacy, and power, The Lady Project Summit, Providence, RI, March 2017.

 

  • “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.