What am I talking about these days?

These are slide decks from some of my recent speaking engagements. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about any of these decks.

Bringing Insight Into Data: Info Pros’ Role in Text and Data Mining I offer insights into how info pros can raise their role in text and data mining projects within their organizations by better appreciation for what aspects of TDM most benefit from an info pro point of view and how info pros can best leverage their professional expertise in this new field. Presented at SLA 2018 Annual Conference, June 10, 2018.

New Approaches to ROI: How to Talk About the Value of Information I look at innovative approaches info pros have taken—finding new ways to identify value, new approaches to conveying the impact information services make, and new metrics for communicating value in meaningful and powerful ways. Spreadsheet for calculating salary savings with info pros is here. Presented at SLA 2018 Annual Conference, June 12, 2018.

The Accidental INTRApreneur: Running an Internal Business When You Just Want to Run Your Library I offer tools for info pros to think like internal entrepreneurs, and stay agile and customer-driven. Presented at SLA 2018 Annual Conference, June 12, 2018.

Make Yourself Irreplaceable: The Secret of ‘Reality-Check’ Conversations I talk about how to learn what sets you apart from your competition and become irreplaceable to your clients. Hint – it’s not what you think it is! Presented at AIIP 2018 Annual Conference, April 21, 2018.

Super Searcher Strategies I cover new search strategies, techniques, and tips for getting the most out of web research. This always-popular session includes my favorite discoveries. Presented at Computers in Libraries, April 17, 2018.


If you’d like to see more of my past presentations, head over to Slideshare. You can see a snippet of one of my presentations here. And if you have any questions or comments about any of these slide decks, feel free to contact me.