Presentations

I've selected the following presentations to illustrate the range of topics that I've addressed publicly and the kinds of settings where I've done so.


  • "An Old Tool with Enduring Value: Using Excel to Prepare Data for Analysis." A workshop presented at the Wrangling Library Data virtual conference, 22 February 2018.
  • "Managing with Purpose: Integrating Assessment, Planning, and Budgeting." A workshop presented at the annual conference of the Virginia Library Association, Hot Springs, VA, 27 October 2016.
  • "Robots in the Library: Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems." A workshop presented at the annual Computers in Libraries conference, Washington, DC, 9 April 2014. [Co-presented with Lowell Walters and Tom Fesmire]
  • "Planning a New Library Building: The Critical Role of Data." A workshop presented at the Society for College and University Planning North Central Regional Conference, St. Louis, MO, 15 October 2013.
  • "Following the Evidence: Approaches to Assessment in Academic Libraries." A pecha kucha session presented at the fall conference of the Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section, Emporia, KS, 15 October 2010.
  • "Retooling the Profession: Librarianship in an Era of Accountability and Competition." A keynote address presented at the annual conference of the Association of Christian Librarians, Springfield, MO, 10 June 2009.
  • "Taking the Guesswork out of Collection Management." A video workshop presented at the annual convention of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Orlando, FL, 19 February 2009.
  • "Farewell Note Cards and File Cabinets: New Tools for Managing Citations and Sources." A faculty development workshop presented at Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, 15 May 2008.
  • "Publishers Panel." A plenary session at the annual conference of the Association of Christian Librarians, Grand Rapids, MI, 13 June 2007. [Moderated discussion]
  • "Academic Librarianship: A Profession in Peril?" A workshop presented at the annual conference of the Association of Christian Librarians, Marion, IN, 13 June 2006.
  • "Connecting People and Purpose: A Christian Theory of Library Leadership." A workshop presented at the annual conference of the Association of Christian Librarians, Springfield, MO, 8 & 9 June 2004.
  • "'Bring the Books': Maximizing Your Ministry through Lifelong Learning." A chapel lecture presented at Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology, Springfield, MO, 19 November 2002.
  • "Missions Books and Information: A Review of Current Resources Related to Missions." A workshop presented at the national meeting of the Baptist Bible Fellowship, Springfield, MO, 21 May 2002. [Co-presented with Arnie Smith]
  • "The Core Values of Christian Librarianship: A Round-Table Discussion." A panel discussion presented at the annual conference of the Association of Christian Librarians, Bourbonnais, IL, 14 June 2001. [Co-presented with Steven L. Baker and John Allen Delivuk]