I like public speaking! Please ask if you’d like me to speak at your event. I’ve spoken internationally on topics including:
- Librarians learning code
- Gender issues in technology
- Personal branding
I’m fervently committed to advancing diversity in librarianship in general and library technology in particular. To that end, please do not ask me to speak on your panel if it will be:
- all white
- all (except for me) academic librarians
- all (except for me) men
If you need help identifying capable speakers to diversify your panel, I can suggest some for you. I am happy to participate in, or moderate, panels which strive to present a variety of voices.
In the spirit of transparency, here are some things you should know if you’d like me to speak at your event (last updated December 2013).
My standard honorarium for a keynote address is $1250. In addition, I expect to have arrangements made for or to be reimbursed for:
- Travel. I’m based in greater Boston. Where possible, I prefer Amtrak for the Northeast Corridor and JetBlue for air travel.
- Minimum two nights’ hotel stay (day before/day of).
If you’d like me for something other than a keynote (such as teaching a coding workshop), let’s talk. If you can present a compelling alternative offer, we can talk about that, too. (Particularly exciting travel or networking opportunities are good examples, but I’m willing to be surprised by alternatives I haven’t thought of, too.)