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.

Indispensable Info Pros: Building Value in an AI World In this keynote presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair, I offer a fresh perspective of how info pros can look at their services and roles in relation to AI initiatives.

You can watch my keynote here.

AI, Insight and Info Pros Just as early online services didn’t just improve on the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature but revolutionized how information is accessed, so librarians and info pros need to look at AI from a different point of view and watch for opportunities to lead the AI discussion within their organizations. I share my thoughts at Internet Librarian 2019.

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 Internet Librarian 2019.

Finding Hidden Business Resources: Mining Grey Literature, the Deep Web & Other Hidden Business and Financial Resources The problems posed by grey literature and other “hidden” information are familiar to STM info pros, but not to many librarians working in other fields. In this session I look at strategies that business info pros can use to find resources they can’t unearth in a web search or a fee-based service. Presented at the SLA 2019 Annual Conference.

Getting the Most From Your Info Dollar: Leveraging Data for Greater Value No matter the setting, library and information center directors are being asked to squeeze more value from their information budget. I share the most effective strategies and tactics that info managers use to leverage their information purchases and increase the impact of their content acquisitions to their organization in this presentation at the SLA 2019 Annual Conference.

The 10 Myths of Starting a Consulting Business Everything from “I’ll be able to bill 40 hours/week” to “Cold calls are the way to go”, I explain why those old myths need to die. Presented at the SLA 2019 Annual Conference. You can see a version of this presentation that I gave for the Association of Independent Information Professionals here:

Talking About Value: How to Own the ROI Conversation I talk about how to effectively communicate the value and ROI of botanical librarians. Presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the Council of Botanical and Horticultural Libraries.

ROI and Value: Measuring and Talking About What Matters I look at how to own the conversation on the value of information. Presented at Computers in Libraries 2019.

Marketing Tips For Entrepreneurs & Intrapreneurs It’s our responsibility to communicate our value to our potential clients and customers – not their job to figure out what we do. This short cybertour offers tips for making ourselves unforgettable. Presented at Computers in Libraries 2019.


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.