Presentations & Workshops

Below are selected workshops and presentations I’ve delivered/will be delivering on topics relating to librarianship.

WORKSHOPS

The Carpentries Instructor Training, March 23 & 24, 2021 (Online).

Enjoy public speaking and crafting presentations, September 3 & 8, 2020. University of Toronto iSkills workshop (Online).

Library Carpentries Workshop, August 14, 21, 28, September 4, 2020. International (Online).

  • We piloted reserving half of our seats for equitable access for people who self-identify as BIPOC and/or another underrepresented group in librarianship, which was very successful.
  • Participants came from 6 countries and a variety of workplaces – students, universities, public libraries, archives, government, and national broadcasters

UTSC Library Carpentries Workshop, January 8-9, 2020. University of Toronto Libraries, Scarborough.

Discovering & Developing your Core Competencies to Structure your Career Trajectory, April 15, 2019. 2019 Information & Museum Studies Conference, University of Toronto.

Excel Mini-series, University of Toronto Libraries. Curriculum to include four lessons: Navigating Excel; Preparing Your Data and Beginning to Analyze with Excel; Functions, Formulas and Fuzzy Matching; Pivot tables and Introduction to Data Viz. February – April 2019. Workshop materials available here.

Introduction to OpenRefine, Host, University of Toronto Libraries, March 11, 2019.

Introduction to Handling Data and SQL, Code4Lib 2019, Pre-Conference Workshop, February 19, 2019.

Introduction to MarcEdit Workshop, University of Toronto Libraries, March 9, 2018 with Antonio Muñoz Gomez and Sarah Gorman. Handout available here.


PANELIST

UTFA Conference, Charting Our Course: Empowering Librarians at the University of Toronto. Panel: Academic Librarianship: The Next Generation, November 15, 2019.

The Future of Cataloguing panel in INF1324 – Critical Infrastructures at the University of Toronto iSchool. November 12 & 13, 2019.


PRESENTATIONS

Measuring Collection Diversity Via Exploratory Analysis of Collection Metadata, NASIG, Online. May 20, 2021.

Guest Lecture in INF2145: Creation and Organization of Bibliographic Records, University of Toronto iSchool, Toronto, ON. April 9, 2021.

Computational thinking for everyone: How the Library brought the Carpentries to the University of Toronto, BC Library Association Conference, Online, June 9, 2020.

Data Insights from Linked Data,
with Rachel Wang, at PyCon Canada. November 17, 2019 https://2019.pycon.ca/schedule-day-2/

INF*2173 Final Showcase, iSchool, University of Toronto. July 18, 2018

Meerkats and Symphonies: cases for collaboration in library technical services Transforming the Community: NASIG 33rd Annual Conference. June 8, 2018

Using Core Competencies as a Compass University of Toronto Libraries Town Hall: April 5, 2018

Traditional Knowledge and Knowledge Bases OCULA Lightning Strikes Competition, OLA Super Conference: February 1, 2018. Winner of the 2018 Lightning Strikes Award

I know it’s around here somewhere… The importance of good metadata standards for research data DLI Regional Training: December 6, 2017

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