Presentations

The page contains upcoming talks and workshops, plus a list of previous presentations with links to the materials wherever possible; you can see everything in one place, plus other presentations I've created just for use online, on my Slideshare page and my Prezi page.

If you would like me to present at a forthcoming event, get in touch. You can view feedback here from previous workshops and talks.

2014

  • December: 3rd, Digital Marketing Toolkit, full-day workshop for UKeIG - details including booking online here - in London.

  • November: 26th, Presentation skills, full-day workshop for UKeIG, in London.

  • November: 18th, Marketing your library service: principles and actions, full-day workshop for the International Library and Information Group, at CILIP HQ in London. This is open to everyone - booking details are here.

  • November: 11th and 12th: four half-day private workshops for the British Library, on Blogs, Twitter, Prezi and Presentation Skills

  • September: 17th and 18th: four half-day private workshops for the British Library, on Blogs, Twitter, Prezi and Presentation Skills

  • July: 11th, Tuning out the white noise, Keynote for BLA Annual Conference, Leicester


  • July: 2nd, Making your message stick, full-day presentation skills workshop for School Librarians group, Ipswich

  • May: 22nd, Making your message stick, full-day presentation skills workshop for the Open University

  • March: 27th, Making your message stick, full-day presentation skills workshop for UKeIG, London

  • March: 26th, The Digital Marketing Toolkit, full-day workshop for UKeIG, London

  • January: 16th, Presentation Skills, full day private workshop for the British Library

2013

  • December: 12th, Marketing with Emerging Technologies, workshop for Health Libraries North, Newcastle

  • December: 2nd and 3rd

    Prezi workshop (half day private workshop), An Introduction to Twitter (half day private workshop), An Introduction to Blogging (half day private workshop), Social Media Improvers (half day private workshop), all for the British Library

  • November: 12th, Making your message stick - Presentation Skills for Information Professionals, workshop for UKEIG in London

  • October: 7th - 11th,

    Rethinking Induction, and a full day workshop Marketing Libraries: Principles and Actions, plus You already have a brand: here's 5 ways to influence it:


    ... all at the LIASA Conference in South Africa.

  • September: 9th, Twitter for Customer Service, private workshop for the British Library at Boston Spa

  • August: 29th, Marketing Libraries: What the not-for-profits can learn from the lots-of-profits, free Webinar for WebJunction, view the full archive including slides and audio, here

  • May: 16th, Marketing with new technologies, UWE Bristol, Private workshop for ARLG

    21st, Marketing with new technologies, Edinburgh, public workshop for UKeIG

  • April: 8th, Presentation Skills (full day private workshop for the British Library)

    9th, Introduction to blogging for yourself and for the Library; Introduction to Tweeting for yourself and for the Library (half day private workshops for the British Library)

  • March 21st, Marketing with new technologies. Private workshop for the University of East London.

  • January: 28th, Presentation Skills (full day private workshop for the British Library)

    29th, An Introduction to Social Media (2 half day private workshops for the British Library)

2012

  • Marketing with new technologies | York, December
    All day workshop for UKeIG.

  • Web 2.0 communication | London, November
    Private workshop for the University of the Arts.

  • An introduction to social media for organisations
    | York, September
    All day workshop for UKeIG.

  • Creating interactive maps with Prezi |
    Manchester, August
    Private workshop for the Information Literacy Group.

  • Internal marketing and academic libraries |
    Oxford, July 24
    Private workshop for the Bodleian Libraries.

  • Six things you - yes YOU! - can do to market your service | SLA event in Leeds, June 26


  • Professional Networking Tips for New Librarians | 7th June, Webinar, Noon EST / 17:00 GMT.
    Online webinar as part of the ALA (American Library Association)'s New Members Round Table virtual programme. The whole webinar was recorded, so you can watch / listen to all of it, via this post.

  • You already have a brand! Here are 5 ways to influence it...
    Keynote at the New Professionals Day in May - the key message is Don't panic! Associated blogpost here.

  • Marketing with new technologies
    For the University College Research Group event on Web 2.0 and Mobile Technologies - view the presentation here.
  • Using Prezi Interactive Maps to Increase Student Engagement | LILAC, Glasgow, April 12th
    This was a hands-on workshop at the big infolit conference - you can see the presentation here, and the online workbook here.

  • The Time For Libraries is Now | Latvia, April 24th-26th
    I did a couple of versions of The Time For Libraries Is Now presentation for the Latvian Ministy of Culture, including presentations to the Latvian media and the University of Latvia's Library School, plus a recorded marketing presentation while I was out there. Here's the Library School presentation:

2011

  • Marketing Academic Libraries in a Web 2 World
    This is a session I ran for the Bodleian at the Oxford Social Media 2011: Developments in Web 2 event in September.
  • Escaping the Echo Chamber
    Laura and I presented a new version of our presentation about library advocacy and marketing outside the echo chamber, at CILIP's Umbrella conference in August. On Day 2 of Umbrella I also sat on a panel for a Future of Libraries Q&A, with Annie Mauger.
  • The Machines Are Coming
    This Prezi on recent advances in library technology was created for a session at the Prison Libraries Group Training Day in May, in London. (Works best in Full-Screen mode)
  • The time for Libraries is NOW
    This is an online only presentation, for now - but I've never worked harder on a set of slides so I wanted to embed them here. It's a response to the famous Shift Happens slide-deck, positioning libraries and information professionals at the centre of the modern, information-driven world.
    . (UPDATE: This has since been translated into Czech! Here's a link to Cas pro knihovny je TED!.)
  • STOP BREAKING THE BASIC RULES OF PRESENTING!
    An online only presentation which was a Featured Presentation on Slideshare.
  • Escaping the Echo Chamber: Libraries, Marketing and Advocacy
    I did the Escaping the Echo Chamberpresentation at the Libraries@Cambridge event at Cambridge University in January (unfortunately Laura couldn't make it for this one). The latest version of this presentation is embedded further up the page.

2010

  • Escaping the Echo Chamber
    Laura and I did our Echo Chamberpresentation at an SLA Europe evening event, at the City Business Library in November.

  • Techogeek? What you need to know about technology to work as an information professional
    In November
    I presented on various aspects of library technology at the New Professionals Information Day, at Newcastle City Library. You can view the interactive Prezi and read the talk I gave, here. This was a repeat of the October session in London, below.

  • Escaping the Echo Chamber
    Laura and I did our Escaping the Echo Chamber presentation at the University of Northumbria's Mini Umbrella event. This is actually the only time we've used slides for this presentation - you can see them here. These became a Featured Presentation in the Education section of Slideshare.

  • If you want to work in libraries, here are 10 things you need to know
    This is a presentation I created in November with the sole intention of getting libraries out of the echo chamber. The idea is to let potential new recruits to the library profession know what it is really like, but also just to let everyone else know too...
    The point was to make attractive enough slides that it would get picked up and displayed in lots of places. This worked, as it got into Slideshare's Hot on Twitter section, their Education section, and then their Featured Presentations on the homepage. It has been embeded in over 75 different websites, including careers sites in the US, and featured in the pages of the Guardian.

  • Techogeek? What you need to know about technology to work as an information professional
    In October
    I presented on various aspects of library technology at New Professionals Information Day, in London at CILIP HQ. You can view the interactive Prezi and read the talk I gave, here.
  • Marketing Libraries Outside the Echo Chamber
    In July 2010 Laura Woods and I performed our Escaping the Echo Chamber presentation for the first time, at the CILIP Career Development Group Yorkshire & Humberside AGM in Leeds - you can see the presentation materials here.

  • Everything you need to know about blogs and blogging
    I ran a workshop on Everything you need to know about blogs and blogging at CILIP's New Professionals Conference at the University of Sheffield - you can see the presentation materials in this blog post.

    The New Professionals Network
    At the same event, I did a presentation with Chris Rhodes on the launch of the New Professionals Network - you can view the slides here.

  • Leeds University Library
    In May 2009 I gave this presentation about the library in general, and the digitisation programme in particular, as part of a CILIP Career Development Group visit to the University - you can see the slides used here.

2009

  • Realising your potential: rising above the stereotypes This paper was given at the CILIP Graduate Open Day in Octoboer 2009. It was based roughly on the Why are we still defined by our building? paper, below, but with some changes and improvements; for that reason, I won't post the whole paper here (not least because it only exists in note form) but here is a link to my notes and slides, via issuu. It's just the notes I used on the day, so apoligies for the lack of formality.

  • Why are we still defined by our building?
    I presented a the CILIP New Professionals Conference in July 2009, winning the Best Paper Prize as voted for by the delegates. The slides I used were pretty rubbish really, but you can see a version of them in the 'Realising your potential' link above.

  • Collaborative Digitisation Survey
    A joint presentation given by Jane Secker and me (mostly by Jane, it has to be said!) in July 09, on the initial findings from the major survey into HEIs digitisation under the CLA's scanning licences can be found here.

2008

  • Digitisation: From Project to Service
    My presentation for the Heron User-Group in London, June 08, can be found on HERON's website for HERON subscribers only; it is a case-study of the University of Leeds Library's digitisation project, Online Course Readings.