Current & Upcoming
Weeding Your Collection with Karen Toonen within ALA's Collection Development Crash Course on 12/06/2023.
Book Challenges for LACONI CSS (Circulation) section on 09/29/2023.
Book Bans (Panelist), YAMidwest: A Brand NEw Bookfest for YA Readers on 06/22/2023.
With Kalynn Bayron, Juno Dawson, Ryan La Sala, and Mindy McGinnis moderated by Ginny Wehrli-Hemmeter.
Learn from Leaders: Leading in our Community (Panelist), Naperville Public Library on 03/23/2023.
Weeding Your Collection with Karen Toonen within ALA's Collection Development Crash Course on 02/07/2023.
Lifecycle of a Book, hybrid presentation for Naperville Public Library Staff Day on 09/16/2022.
Fast Facts: Collection Services Edition, Naperville Public Library Staff Day on 09/16/2022.
Murder, They Wrote! (Programming Team and Panelist), Adult Reading Round Table on 08/17/2021.
Diversity Audits: Sharing and Panel Discussion (Panelist), SWAN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Metadata Task Force on 07/28/2021.
Episode 14: Circ Stats, Bridgerton, and Other Library Business (Circ Stats portion), Booklist's Self Care, on 04/29/2021.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Cataloging and Collection Development (Panelist), LACONI Technical Services Section on 04/09/2021.
Library Programming in Uncertain Times (Panelist), 2020 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference ppm10/21/2020.
4th Annual Horror Writers Association Librarians' Day (Logistics Coordinator). Panel videos live throughout November 2020.
ARRT Book Chat (Coordinator) from 06/11/2020 to 12/09/20.
ARRT Narrative Nonfiction Genre Study Coordinator from 02/06/2020 to 04/09/20. (Postponed due to COVID.)
Planning Successful Author Events, Hosting Successful Local Author Fairs for LACONI OPP (Outreach/Promotions/Programming) section on 02/21/2020.
Learn from Leaders: Versatility in Library Careers (Panelist), Naperville Public Library on 02/18/2020.
Co-chair of ARRTCon 2019, at Naperville Public Library on 11/14/2019.
Conducting a Diversity Audit of Your Collections as part of Library Journal's Professional Development Evaluating, Auditing, and Diversifying Your Collections series on 11/05/2019.
Sparking Patron Joy by Making Space to Grow (Panelist), 2019 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference on10/24/2019.
With Tom Goetz (William Rainey Harper College), Skye Lavin (Forest Park Public Library), and Sarah Sagmoen (University of Illinois Springfield's Brookens Library)
Flip the Readers' Advisory Script: Think Like a Reader (Panelist), 2019 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference on 10/24/2019.
ARRT Romance Genre Study: Paranormal Romance (Discussion Facilitator) on 08/01/2019.
ARRT Romance Genre Study: Romantic Suspense (Discussion Facilitator) on 06/06/2019.
Weeding 101: The whys and hows of deselecting as a team, PCI Webinars on 05/28/2019.
With Monica Minnick, Naperville Public Library Children's Services Librarian
Weeding 101: The whys and hows of deselecting as a team, Illinois Library Association 2019 Reaching Forward Conference on 05/03/2019.
Level Up Your Career Today!: Professional Involvement Opportunities for Library Support Staff, Illinois Library Association 2019 Reaching Forward Conference on 05/03/2019.
Weed 'em and Reap: Readers Advisory benefits of weeding, PCI Webinars on 04/17/2019.
Interviewed Sonali Dev on Representation in Publishing and Libraries, Naperville Public Library Staff Day 09/21/2018.
ARRT Book Club Study on A Distant Heart by Sonali Dev on 04/25/2018.
RA Through the Weeds: Weeding your way to better Readers Advisory Interactions, presented twice at ARRTCon 2017 on 11/09/2017.
Weeding Wonderland (Panelist), 2017 Illinois Library Association Annual Conference on 10/11/2017.
How to Stay in Top Genre Shape (Panelist), Booklist Live Event sponsored by NoveList on 08/22/2017.
With Becky Spratford & Marlise Schiltz
RA for Everyone (Panelist), Naperville Public Library Staff In-Service Day on 04/29/2016
A RAdical Conversation (Panelist), Libraries Working Together Staff In-Service Day on 02/08/2016.
ARRT Book Club Study on Life After Life by Kate Atkinson on 01/14/2015.
Into the Wild: The Adult Reading Round Table Tackles Comics, C2E2 on 04/26/2013.
Day in the Life of a Librarian @ NPL, Naperville Public Library Staff In-Service Day on 10/01/2010.
Downloadables Training Classes for Naperville Public Library Staff from 10/2010 to 01/2016.