Presentations & Workshops

Selected workshops and presentations related to librarianship


Introduction to MarcEdit and Regular Expressions – Library Carpentry style!, October 28, 2021. University of Toronto iSkills workshop (Online).

Library Carpentry: The UNIX Shell, October 26, 2021. University of Toronto iSkills workshop (Online).

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

  • Have since taught this workshop on Aug. 31 & Sept. 1, and Nov. 3 & 4, 2021, as well as Jan. 4 & 5 2022

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

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

From LIS student to LIS professional: Developing Marketable Skills to Kickstart Your Library Career, January 30, 2020. OLA Superconference, Toronto, ON.

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.

Library Carpentries Workshop, May 27-28, 2019. Bank of Canada, Ottawa, ON.

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.


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.


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.

Making a case for Carpentries Membership to your institution, Carpentry Con @ Home, Online. August 11, 2020.

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

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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