“Dirty Little Secret: whats your plan for managing your legacy collections?”, presented at Charleston Conference, Nov. 9, 2012, with Mary Miller and Maria Savova.


“Elements of a 21st Century Collection Management Program”, presented at Charleston Conference, Nov. 2, 2011, as part of a pre-conference program Shared Print Archiving: building the collective collection and a print safety net.

“Managing the Collective Collection”, presented at Charleston Conference, Nov. 4, 2011, as part of a panel with Bob Kieft and Rick Lugg.

“Collaboration with nontraditional liberal arts library partners”, session chair of panel at “CLIR Symposium on the Future of the Liberal Arts Library”, Milwaukee, Oct. 10-12, 2011.

“From Bus Boycotts and Reading Forts to Gardens and Gov Docs” with Margaret Pezalla Granlund, Heather Tompkins and David Silver, panel presentation on exhibitions in academic libraries at ACRL National Meeting, March 29, 2011.


“Solving the Last Mile Problem in Local History Networks: an update on the Northfield History Collaborative”, presented as part of a panel at the Minnesota Association of Museums and Association of Midwest Museums Conference, September 29, 2009.

“Liberal Arts Scholarly Repository (LASR): an experiment in archiving and showcasing liberal arts scholarship”, conference paper presented with Michael Paulus and Cecelia Knight, ACRL Conference, Seattle, April 2009.

“Job and Expertise Exchanges”, co-led with Rachel Frick and Susan Perry, NITLE Summit, March 2009.


“Library Design and University Mission: an Odyssey of change and continuity”, invited paper, 17th Conference of Greek Academic Librarians, University of Ioannina, September 2008.

“Creating a Northfield History Collaborative”, Minnesota Association of Museums Conference, May 2008.


“A Committed Relationship: Library/IT collaboration at Carleton College”, NITLE Summit, April 2007.

“LASR: an experiment in archiving & showcasing liberal arts scholarship”, ARLD Conf., April 2007.


“Learning Spaces in New Libraries”, University of St. Thomas Libraries, July 2006.

“New Learning Spaces in European and North American Libraries”, presented at MINITEX conference on Library as Place: Physical Realms, Virtual Possibilities, May, 2006.


“Library as Cultural and Academic Center” presented at MN Library Association conference session “The Library’s Role in the Changing University”, Duluth, September 2004.

“Library Self Studies and Libraries as Agents in Institutional Change”, invited talk at Mankato State University, August 2004.

“An initiative to share repository services among liberal arts colleges” with Diane Graves and Eric Jansson, EDUCAUSE, April 2004.

“SPARC: an initiative of the Association of Research Libraries”, Bucknell University, March 2004.


“Open Access and the College Library” Panel discussion of the keynote presentation by Ken Frazier at Minnesota Library Association, Academic and Research Libraries Division conference on “Academic Library Values” April 30, 2003

“Evolving Roles for the Library Building”, keynote talk at ACLCP (Association of College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania), March 21, 2003.


“Designing Libraries for Users”, guest speaker at 10th Anniversary Celebration of Paul J. Gutman Library, Philadelphia University, November 2002.

“The Challenges of Designing/Delivering Learning Spaces” chaired session and presented a paper at  Rethinking Teaching and Learning Spaces for Liberal Arts Colleges: Libraries, Classrooms, Computing and Media Centers, the Inaugural Conference of National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education, Atlanta, Georgia, January 11-12, 2002.


“Library as Place”, presented at a symposium on “The Role of the Library Building in the 21st Century” at an RLG Symposium at Emory University (date?).

“Virtual Space Virtuous Place: College Libraries in the 21st Century” presented (with LaVerna Saunders, Stephanie Bangert, Joyce Ray, and Deanna Markum) at ALA Conference, ACRL, College Libraries Section Program, San Francisco, June 2001.


“What Will Collection Development Do?”,  Liber Annual General Conference, Prague, July 1999.

“Discipline Based Approaches To Preserving The Published Record”, presented at XVI International Botanical Congress, Saint Lois, Missouri, August 1-7, 1999.


“A Look into the Future of Greek Academic Libraries”, 7th Conference of Greek Academic Librarians, University of Thessaly, November 1998.


“To Net Or Not To Net? That Is The Question”, presented at ALA Annual Conference, RUSA/CODES, PLA, ALCTS program, June 29, 1997.

“Building the Digital Library With Thoughtfulness Befitting a Librarian,” presented at the ALA   Conference in San Francisco, June 29, 1997 (panel presentation entitled “To Net or Not to Net”   with Michael Gorman and James Rettig).  Similar paper presented at Library of Congress for a   forum organized by their Collection Policy Committee, combined with discussions with the LC   Electronic Resources Committee, 30 September 1997.

“Progress on a National Discipline-based Preservation Program: Report on the USAIN National Preservation Program for Agricultural Sciences Literature”, USAIN National Conference, Tuscon, AZ, April 4, 1997.

“Creating a Preservation Action Plan for USDA Digital Publications — the Land Grant Perspective”,   presented at invitational conference USDA DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS: Creating a Preservation   Action Plan, March 2, 1997, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.


“What Will Collection Development Do?”, presented at the Research Libraries Group Symposium on   Selecting Library and Archive Collections for Digital Reformatting, Washington, D.C., Nov. 5-6,   1995.

“Integrating Electronic Formats into Collection Management”, presented at the New England   Collection Management and Development Institute, Wellesley College, July 29, 1995.

1995 and previous

“Writing Collection Policy Statements for Electronic Libraries”, presented at the       ALA/RASD/CODES program “Hammurabi and the Electronic Age”, 27 June 1994.

“Selection of Internet Resources”, presented at the ALA/ALCTS/CMDS Pre-conference “The New   Collection Management: internet and other networked resources for the ‘wired’ collection   manager”, June 24, 1994.

“Mainstreaming the selection and acquisition of electronic resources”, presented at A Symposium on   Collection Management in an Electronic Environment, Univ. of Minnesota, May 23, 1994.

“Selection of Electronic Resources – a conceptual and organizational framework”, .ALCTS Presidents   Program at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 27, 1993.

“Budgeting for Electronic Resources”, presented in the ALA/ALCTS/CMDS Discussion Group program “Budget Dilemmas for the 1990’s”, ALA Conference in New Orleans, June 26, 1993.

“CORE Chemistry Project–overview of a research and development project on electronic delivery of journal literature”, ALCTS Committee on Scholarly Communication, ALA Midwinter Conference in Denver, January 1993.

“Collection Development for Electronic Resources”, workshop presented at the Collection   Management and Development Institute, Toronto, October 23-25, 1992.

“Challenges to the Practice of Academic Librarianship”, Keynote speech at first annual meeting of Greek   Academic Librarians Association, May 11, 1992.

“Management issues in the implementation of computer files capabilities”, panel presentation at Research Libraries Group computer Files Workshop, Chicago, January 11, 1991. 

“Selection for Preservation – a model for decision-making”, paper presented at the VIII World Congress of the International Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists, Budapest, May, 1990.

“Software and Collection Development Part 1: Mainstreaming Software”, paper presented at the ALA/RTSD 1988 Conference Program on microcomputer software (with Kathy Chiang), July 1988.

“Developing and Organizing Collections of Computer-readable Information in an Agriculture Library”, paper presented at the VIIth World Congress of the International Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists, Ottawa (with K. Chiang and M. Ochs),1985.

“Developing Software Collections”, paper presented at the 75th Special Libraries Association       (SLA) Conference, New York City, June 1984.