I will challenge you at the speaker’s podium. I will issue my challenge with humor, passion, and ultimately with optimism, but I will challenge you, memorably and usefully.

I regularly speak for varied audiences on:

  • LIS education
  • scholarly communication, open access
  • digital preservation
  • research-data management
  • libraries and digital privacy
  • linked data, metadata, the Semantic Web

Let’s talk about your event. Topics are always negotiable; my best talks have sent me out on a limb! I am also a Digital Public Library of America Community Rep, happy to speak about DPLA at Upper Midwest events, or any other event I am already attending.

I do insist that your conference have a credible Code of Conduct before I can accept an invitation to speak. If you need a code to adopt or adapt, ALA has one, as do the code4lib conference and the Digital Library Federation. Thank you for understanding.

Selected talks

For a full list of keynotes, invited talks, and other presentations, see my About/CV page.

2013 commencement address for the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies: We Aim to Misbehave

Turning Collection Development Inside Out

Speaking arrangements

I am not picky about most travel arrangements; coach airfare and economy hotels are just fine. You can trust that I will pick the least expensive travel option consonant with sanity.

I am ovo-lacto vegetarian: no meat and no fish, please, but eggs and dairy are fine. Thanks in advance for your consideration!

Interested in having me speak?