Conferences, Presentations, & Professional Development

2020

  • Confronting Hard History: Using Primary Sources to Teach Slavery, Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter Webinar, ACRL-Choice Webinars, September 2020
  • European Studies Section, Virtual Committee Meetings, 2020 ALA Annual Conference, June 29-July 1, 2020
  • Do Black Lives Matter in Europe? Webinar, Council for European Studies, June 2020
  • Chief Collections Development Officer (CCDO) Interest Group, June 25, 2020
  • Building and Managing Primary Source Instruction Programs: Strategies and Tools Webinar, Hosted by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of ACRL, June 4, 2020
  • Disrupting White Supremacy Through BIPOC Solidarity Webinar, Hosted by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, February 26, 2020

2019

  • Archival Lives Conference, Hosted by the Institute of African Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA December 5-6, 2019
  • Evaluating, Auditing, and Diversifying Your Collections (a three-week online course) offered by The Library Journal, November 2019
  • Co-Presenter (with Dorothy Waugh, Jessie Karlsberg, and Sarah Morris): Open Tools and Resources for the Humanities,” Fall 2019 Open Humanities for Graduate Students Workshops, Emory University, September 12, 2019
  • IDEAL ’19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, August 5-7, 2019
  • ALA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 20-25, 2019
  • Co-Presenter (along with members of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee),” The Making of Emory Libraries’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee,Diversity Fair Poster Session, ALA Annual Conference, Washington DC, Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Incorporating Social Justice and the Framework in Information Literacy Instruction” webinar hosted by the ACRL Instruction Section’s Virtual Program, Monday, May 20, 2019
  • A Gap to Mind: Diversity and Collection Development, sponsored by the Georgia Library Association, at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA, May 17, 2019
  • Three-part series of Research Data Management workshops offered by the Scholarly Communications Office, Emory University Libraries, Spring 2019

2018

  • 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 26-28, 2018
  • ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 21-25, 2018
  • Completed the course, Collections as Data, offered by the Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, June 4-8, 2018.
  • ASERL – ARL Library Liaison Institute held at the Klaus Advanced Computing Center, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA, April 27-28, 2018.
  • ACRL “Intersections of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communications Road Show” held at the Klaus Advanced Computing Center, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA, April 26, 2018.
  • Organizer and Co-Presenter (with Erica Bruchko, Scott Libson, and Louis Fagnan):Preparing Humanities PhDs for Academic and Professional Success,” Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students Conference, Kennesaw, Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Co-Presenter (with Alex Butler, Product Specialist and Academic Outreach, Adam Matthew Digital): “Beyond Browse and Search: How Do We Build New Pathways into Digital Primary Source Archives?,” The Collective Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, Thursday, March 1, 2018. This was a hands-on session and our audience comprised of librarians and vendors. We had more than 50 attendees in the session.
  • ALA Midwinter Conference, Denver, CO, Feb. 9-13, 2018.

2017

  • Completed the course, Understanding The Predigital Book: Technology and Texts, at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada, June 5-9, 2017

2016

  • Co-Facilitator (with Tahirah Akbar-Williams, Education and Information Studies Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park) of Discussion Session: “Librarian’s Perspectives on Race and Micro-Aggressions in Academic Environments,” Diversity Immersion Institute, College Park, MD, Tuesday, July 12, 2016

2015

  • Organizer: As the Chair of the RUSA History Librarians Discussion Group (2014 – 2015) I organized a panel, “E-Books and Humanities,” ALA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, Sunday, June 28, 2015
  • Co-Presenter (as a panel member with  Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Charlotte Nunes, Robin Wharton, Elon Lang, and Mary Elings), “Thinking Outside the Archive: Engaging Students and Community in Special Collections Digital Projects,” HASTAC 2015 Conference, East Lansing, MI, Friday, May 29, 2015
  • Co-taught (with Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Digital Archivist, Davidson College, NC and Mary Elings, Principal Archivist and Head of Digital Collections, UC Berkeley), for the History Section of the Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association webinar,Exploring Partnerships with Faculty and Other User Groups for Digital Humanities Projects,” May 12, 2015
  • Organizer: As the Chair of the RUSA History Librarians Discussion Group (2014 – 2015) I organized a panel, “Crowdsourcing Projects from the University of Iowa and the University of Louisville,” ALA Midwinter Conference, Chicago, IL, Sunday, February 1, 2015

2014

  • Presenter: Archiving Student Life: A Digital Exhibit Created by Johns Hopkins University Students, (Invited Speaker) ACRL-MD Fall 2014 Program – New Identities: Adapting the Academic Library, November 14, 2014
  • Participated in the Visualizing the History of the Black Press in the United States NEH Digital Humanities Workshop held by the Center for Africana Studies at JHU and the Black Press Research Collective, Baltimore, MD, October 11-12, 2014
  • Presenter (Poster Presentation at ARL Leadership and Career Development Program Closing Ceremonies): “In Their Own Words: Roles of Humanities Liaison Librarians in Digital Humanities,” 2014 ALA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, June 28, 2014
  • Organizer: As the Chair of the RUSA History Librarians Discussion Group (2013 – 2014) organized a panel, “The Roles of Humanities Librarians in Digital Humanities,” 2014 ALA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, June 28, 2014
  • Co-Presenter (with Christie Peterson, Records Management Archivist): “Archiving Student Life,”  Johns Hopkins University Libraries, Archives and Museums, 11th Annual Staff Assembly, George Peabody Library, Baltimore, MD, Monday, June 2, 2014
  • Organizer and Moderator: As the Chair of the RUSA History Librarians Discussion Group (2013 – 2014) organized and moderated a panel, “The Roles of Humanities Librarians in Digital Humanities,” 2014 ALA Midwinter Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Sunday, January 26, 2014
  • Presenter (Invited Speaker as a panel member for the 10th ARL Annual Leadership Symposium – The Role of Special Collections in Research, Teaching, and Learning): “Engaging Undergraduate Students with Primary Sources,” 2014 ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, Friday, January 24, 2014

2013

  • THATCamp American Academy of Religion 2013, Baltimore, MD, November 22, 2013
  • 2013 Ivies + Annual Meeting of Public Services Librarians, UPenn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA, November 8, 2013
  • Presenter, “The History of Postcards,” JHU Special Collections Spotlight Talk, 18th Annual Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD, September 29, 2013
  • Co-facilitator, “Omeka Best Practices” in the Curatecamp Exhibition Unconference hosted by the Digital Preservation 2013 Meeting, Alexandria, VA, July 25, 2013
  • PhillyDH@PennCamp at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, June 4, 2013
  • Co-Presenter (as a panel member with David Lincove, Ohio State University and Katie Gibson, Miami University for the session, “Academic Libraries and Special Collections“): “Introducing Undergraduate Students to Special Collections,” Joint Meeting of WESS  Social Sciences & History Discussion and Small and Medium-Sized Libraries Discussion Groups, 2013 ALA Midwinter Conference, Seattle, WA, January 27, 2013

2012

  • Presenter, “The Middle Eastern Harem in the Western Imagination,” JHU Special Collections Spotlight Talk, 17th Annual Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD, September 30, 2012
  • Co-Presenter (as a panel member with Athena Jackson, Special Collections Librarian, University of Miami and Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Interim Executive Director and Consulting Archivist, Black Metropolis Research Consortium at the University of Chicago), “Diversity in the Special Collections Field: From Defining the Need to Providing Solutions,” 2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, Kansas City, Missouri, September 22, 2012
  • Presenter (as a team member for the Maryland Library Association and Delaware Library Association 2012 Joint Library Conference): Creating Tutorials Using Screencasting Software Preconference,” 2012 MLA/DLA Joint Conference, Ocean City, MD, May 9, 2012
  • Presenter (as a panel member for the Art Libraries Society of North America  ARLIS/NA  – Promotion of and Teaching with Visual Special Collections):  “Integrating Visual Literacy in Rare Books Sessions,” 40th Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America, Toronto, CA, March 31, 2012 (Sponsored by University of Toronto Mississauga Library and supported by the ARLIS/NA Alternative Voices Fund)
  • Co-Presenter (with Tahirah Akbar-Williams, the Education Librarian at JHU and Moderator: Joan Cheverie, Policy Specialist, Washington Office, EDUCAUSE), Interactive Discussion Session: “Copyright and Fair Use: Trends and Resources for 21st Century Scholars,” EDUCAUSE – Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, Baltimore, MD, Thursday, January 12, 2012

2011

  • Presenter, “The Great Exhibition of 1851,” JHU Special Collections Spotlight Talk, 16th Annual Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD, September 24, 2011
  • Presenter (as a panel member for the ACRL Image Resources Interest Group Lightning Talks – Current Practices in Interdisciplinary Image Support),  “Promoting Visual Literacy in Rare Books Sessions,”2011 ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 25, 2011
  • Presenter (for the 2011 AAMES/ACRL Annual Research Colloquium),Teaching Rare Books Sessions for Asian and Middle Eastern Studies,” 2011 ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 25, 2011
  • 52nd Annual Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Preconference at Baton Rouge, LA June 21-24, 2011
  • Facilitator, ACRL Round Table, “Embedded Humanities Librarians: Exploring Partnerships with Faculty,” ACRL National Conference 2011, Philadelphia, PA, April 1, 2011
  • ACRL Preconference,  Not Just History Anymore: Using Special Collections and Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking, Philadelphia, PA, March 30, 2011
  • ACRL 2011 National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 30-April 2, 2011

2010

2009

  • Fall Depository Library Council Meeting, Arlington, Virginia, October 19 – 21, 2009
  • Presenter (as a panel member), “Library Instruction and Services through Blackboard,” Joint Meeting of the WESS Germanists’ and Social Sciences and History Discussion Groups, ALA Midwinter Conference, Denver, Colorado January 25, 2009

2008

  • Presenter, “Teaching and Publicizing Government Information via LibGuides & Blackboard: How Can We Jazz it up?” Fall 2008 Depository Library Conference, Arlington, Virginia, October 22, 2008
  • Presenter (as a panel member),The National Library of Medicine, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and Their Products and Services: What FDLP Librarians Should Know,” Fall 2008 Depository Library Conference, Arlington, Virginia, October 21, 2008
  • 21st Annual Interagency Depository Seminar, Washington, DC, July 28 – August 1, 2008
  • Completed the “Creating a Comprehensive Information Literacy Plan” ACRL Online Seminar, July 2008
  • Presenter,Teaching Government Documents to Students of History, Political Science, International Studies, and Latin American Studies,” Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Discussion Group (WESS), ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim, California, June 2008
  • “Docs 2.0: Emerging Web Technologies for the Government Information Community,” ALA Annual Preconference, June 2008
  • “Collection Analysis: Assessment and Evaluation,” ALA Annual Preconference, June 2008
  • Spring Depository Library Council Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31– April, 2008

2007

  • Fall Depository Library Council Meeting, Arlington, Virginia, October 2007
  • ALA Annual Conference, Washington D.C., June 2007
  • “International Documents in an Electronic Age” ALA Annual Preconference, June 2007
  • Spring Depository Library Council Meeting, Denver, Colorado, April 2007

2004-2006

  • SLA Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2006
  • Presenter,German Women’s Resistance against Nazism” – 47th Annual Western Social Science Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 2005
  • Presenter,Labor Migration from India to South and Southeast Asia: A Historiographical Perspective” – 47th Annual Western Social Science Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 2005
  • Presenter,The Construction of Oriental Women in Western Women’s Travel Narratives” – 46th Annual Western Social Science Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2004.
  • Presenter,Imaginary Frontiers: Orientalism through Travel Accounts,”  “Defining Boundaries” – Tri-University/Phi Alpha Theta Southwest Regional Conference, Arizona State University, Phoenix, January 2004