Intellectual Freedom, Academic Freedom and Workplace Speech: Don't Be Confused. The Lorne MacRae Intellectual Freedom Lecture. Alberta Library Conference. Library Association of Alberta. April 26, 2013.
Slow Education for Quick Learners: A Study in Diversity. British Columbia Library Association Conference. Richmond, BC. May 11, 2013.
A Plenary Keynote Address. For the "Decolonizing Global Citizenship Education" International Conference organized through the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research at the University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 2 November 2013.
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Let Me In! Accessing and Reading Dissent (Or Not) in eClass. Protest on the Page Conference at the Center for the History of Print Culture and Digital Culture. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. September 29, 2012.
Problematizing Information Ethics and Social Responsibility in LIS Education in Context of the Greater Academy. For the Centre for Continuing Training of Librarians based in the National and University Library and supported by the Department of Information Studies, the Croatian Library Association and the Zagreb City Libraries. Zagreb, Croatia. April 20, 2012.
Keynote. International Convention of Slavic Librarians. Theme: Librarianship, Human Rights & Activism. Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. April 16, 2012.
Inside the Canadian/American Classroom: Quick Lessons in Expanding Teaching and Learning About Access and Culture. Co-Panelist: Julie Winkelstein (University of Tennessee - Knoxville.) Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference. Dallas, Texas, USA. January 18, 2011.
Keynote. "Responsabilidad social y compromiso: sobre la ruptura entre retórica y realidad." Asociación Española de Documentación e Información. Conference Theme: From Responsibility to Social Commitment. Madrid, Spain. November 17, 2011.
Keynote. Information Ethics and the Corporatist Academic Enterprise: Critical Implications for Education of Library and Information Workers. Ethics and Social Responsibility in the Information Science Field. IX Encuentro de la Asociación de Educación e Investigación en Ciencia de la Información de Iberoamérica y el Caribe / IX Encontro da Associação de Educação e Investigação em Ciência da Informação da Iberoamerica e Caribe (IX EDICIC). Sau Paulo, Brazil. Sao Paulo. May 30, 2011.
Keynote. A CEPE Crossing: To Custody and Control, Exigency, Partnerships and Employment. Computer Ethics, Philosophical Enquiry Conference 2011. Conference Theme: Crossing Boundaries: Ethics in Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Relations. Hosting institutions include the School of Information Studies (UW-Milwaukee) and the Center for Information Policy Research (UW-Milwaukee). Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. June 3, 2011.
Keynote. A Pedagogic Primer in Librarianship and Human Rights: From People and Politics to Process
and Privilege. Workshop on Libraries and Human Rights as part of the Information Rights as Human Rights Symposium of the Information Ethics Roundtable, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona, USA. April 15, 2011.
Information Ethics Special Interest Group Panel Session: Innovations and Challenges in Teaching Information Ethics Across Contexts. Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference. Moderator: Michael Zimmer (Wisconsin-Milwaukee). Co-panelists: Kimberly Black (Tennessee), Raina Bloom (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Toni Carbo (Pittsburgh), Ann Curry (Alberta), Richard Cox (Pittsburgh). San Diego, USA. January 5, 2011.
On Collective Memory. Arts in the One World 2009 Conference. The theme – "Motherhood and Revolution: How women, and mothers in particular, are innovating in conflict and post conflict circumstances, and expanding the models for ways in which one is an artist in the world."
California Institute for the Arts. Valencia, California. January 17, 2009.
Reflections on Intellectual Freedom: From the Local to the Global Community. 2008 Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference. Middleton, Wisconsin, USA. November 7, 2008.
Appropriating Re-imaging the University to the Advantage of Global Citizenship Education. Global Citizenship Education Conference. University of Alberta International. Edmonton, Alberta. October 25, 2008.
A Keynote. Action Research and Activism: Sustainable Library Interactions at the Grassroot. Thinking Critically: Alternative Perspectives and Methods in Information Studies Conference, May 15-17, 2008, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Sponsored by the Center for Information Policy Research, the School of Information Studies, and the UW-Milwaukee Libraries, UW-Milwaukee.
Apologies, Boycotts, and Law Reform: Why and How Library and Information Workers Walk and Talk Human Rights. International Conference on Libraries From a Human Rights Perspective. Ramallah - Palestine. 31 March - April 2. (Co-author: Kevin Rioux.)
Self-organization in Open Source: the RAEC e-participation project. eChallenges 2007 Conference. The Hague, Netherlands. October 26, 2007. (Co-panelist: Gustavo Navarro.)
Combatting Censorship and Promoting Intellectual Freedom in Education panel. International Reading Association Conference. Toronto. May 15, 2007. (Co-panelists:Jeannetta Caplan, JoAnn Dugan, Lisa Gonsalves.)
Working the Earth: LIS Labour, Ethical Grounds, and the Hot Fields of Human Rights. International Information Policy Colloquia. Center for Information Policy Research. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies. February 22, 2007.
An Action Driven Panel/Round Table Discussion on Information and Professional Ethics. Information Ethics SIG Convenor & Panelist. Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference. Seattle, Washington. January 16, 2007. (Co-panelists: Johannes Britz, Dean & Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Elizabeth Buchanan, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Toni Carbo, Professor, School of Information Sciences and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh; and, Wallace Koehler, Professor and Director, MLIS Program, Valdosta State University).
Culture Capture in Latin America and the Caribbean: RAECPEDIA in Action. Internet Research 7.0: Internet Convergences. Presented by Association of Internet Researchers. Brisbane, Australia. September 29, 2006. (Co-written with Gustavo Navarro, Coordinator, CLACSO's (Latin American Council of Social Sciences) Electronic Network/RAEC (Red Académica Electrónica de CLACSO)).
Information Ethics On Our Global Library Streets (Closing Plenary). 35th anniversary WILU Conference - Charting a Course for Instruction. Wolfville, Nova Scotia. May 12, 2006.
Critical and Emancipatory Research on Intellectual Freedom. Inquiry with an Edge: Critical Research in Library and Information Science. Research SIG. Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference. San Antonio, Texas. January 19, 2006.
Information Ethics Positioning in LIS Teaching and Scholarship. Information Ethics SIG Convenor. Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference. San Antonio, Texas. January 18, 2006.
Mining and Onlining Memory: The Foundation, Organization, Preservation, Access, and Control of Unfettered Cultural Records for All. ETHICOMP 2005 International Conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communication Technologies. Linköping, Sweden, September 13, 2005. (Co-written with Gustavo Navarro, Coordinator, CLACSO's (Latin American Council of Social Sciences) Electronic Network/RAEC (Red Académica Electrónica de CLACSO)).
Activism in the Context of Information Ethics. Panelist for a session on International Research and Teaching in Information Ethics. Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) 2005 Annual Conference: Boundary Crossings. Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. January 13, 2005. (Co-presented with Dr. Marti Smith, Drexel University; Dr. Toni Carbo, University of Pittsburgh; and, Dr. Pnina Shachaf, University of Indiana-Bloomington.)
An Introduction to Librarianship for Human Rights. Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship: International Conference. University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. November 12, 2004.
Principled Engagement: Probing the Tradition of Progressive Librarianship. Library Research Seminar (LRS) III. Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. October 16. 2004.
Unbossed and Unbought: Booklegger Press, the first Women-owned American Library Publisher. School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison Colloquium. Madison, Wisconsin. March, 2002.
The Contested Values of Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility in American Librarianship in the 1960s. Libraries In Times of Utopian Thoughts and Social Protests: The Libraries of the Late 1960s and the 1970s. International Federation of Library Associations Round Table on Library History and the Library Theory and Research Section. University College of Borås, Borås, Sweden. May, 2001.
Library Leadership and Moral Persuasion: A Session on Intellectual Freedom. Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference 1999. Calgary, Alberta. August, 1999.
Synergy, 1967-1973: A Pivotal Example in the Evolution of Outreach Library Service. Library History Round Table. American Library Association Annual Conference 1999. New Orleans, Louisiana. June, 1999.
The Library Bill of Rights and the 1960s: One Profession, One Ethic. Symposium on the Library Bill of Rights. University of Madison-Wisconsin. October, 1995.
Feminist Standpoint For Library and Information Science Education: Implications for Doctoral Study. Association for Library and Information Science Education. Los Angeles, California. January, 1994.
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Concluding Keynote: Defending Academic Librarianship. CAUT Librarians Conference 2012. Ottawa: ON. 27 October 2012.
As the Shift Happens. (Co-presenter: Amy Meckelborg.) Canadian eLearning Conference 2010. Edmonton, AB. June 24, 2010.
Importance of Academic Freedom. Canadian Library Association Annual Conference 2010. Edmonton, AB. June 5, 2010.
Keynote Address - Academic Freedom and the Responsibility of Librarianship. CAUT Librarians Conference. Theme - Negotiating for Parity:
Closing the Librarian/Faculty Gap. Ottawa. October 23, 2009.
Professional Development Unplugged: Fostering Expression, Critique, and
Commitment. An Address to Ottawa Public Library. Ottawa, Ontario. May 15, 2009.
Activist Librarianship and its Points of Resistance in Pay-per Society. Freedom to Read Week 2008 Celebration. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon. February 28, 2008.
Librarianship and Human Rights: An Urgent Snapshot Worldwide. Teleconference Speech for The Partnership and The Education Institute. Ontario Library Association. April 25, 2007.
Academic Work and Research: Current Realities and Future Directions Panel. Restructuring the Academy: Current Realities and Preferred Directions Conference sponsored by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Assocations. Toronto, Ontario. January 19, 2007.
Beyond Article 19: Examining Library Services in the Context of Broad Human Rights. British Columbia Library Association Conference. Burnaby, British Columbia. April 22, 2006.
The Role of Public Libraries in the Community. British Columbia Library Association Conference. Burnaby, British Columbia. April 21, 2006. (Co-presenters: Dr. Ken Haycock, CHRP, Senior Partner, Ken Haycock & Associates Inc.; Larry Kuehn, Trustee, Vancouver Public Library; Connie LeBlanc, Trustee, Chetwynd Public Library.)
Information Ethics Positioning in 21st Century Librarianship. Canadian Library Association. Ottawa, Ontario. June 17, 2006.
Libraries, Social Action, and Neutrality. Keynote Speaker. Vancouver Public Library Board Strategic Planning Session. Vancouver, British Columbia. September 30, 2005.
Laying Librarianship on the Line: Can Libraries Be Neutral in the 21st Century? Canadian Library Association Annual Conference 2005. Calgary, Alberta. June 18, 2005. (Co-presented with Dr. Samuel Trosow, University of Western Ontario; Paul Whitney, City Librarian, Vancouver Public Library; and, Dr. John Willinsky, University of British Columbia).
Progressive Librarianship: Where It's Been and Where It's Going in Canada and Around the World. Canadian Library Association Annual Conference 2005. Calgary, Alberta. June 16, 2005.
Cracking Critical Librarianship. Public Lecture, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario. December 10, 2004.
Schools and Libraries: Are They the Last Bastions of Intellectual Freedom? Canadian Library Association Annual Conference 2004/British Columbia Library Association Annual Conference 2004. Victoria, British Columbia. June 18, 2004. (Co-presented with Peter Carver, Red Deer Press; Dr. Ann Curry, University of British Columbia.)
Books to Bullets: Intellectual Freedom in the Wake of September 11. Canadian Library Association Annual Conference 2002. Halifax, Nova Scotia. June, 2002.
Testing Library Neutrality: Walking the Line Between Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility. Canadian Library Association Annual Conference 2000. Edmonton, Alberta. June, 2000.
Bibliographic Access, Censorship, and Suppression: the Early Years of the Radical Research Center and the Alternative Press Index, 1969-1973. Bibliographic Society of Canada Conference 1999. Sherbrooke, Quebec. June, 1999.
Library and Information Studies Press and Freedom of Expression. 27th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science. Sherbrooke, Quebec. June, 1999.
The Canadian-American Library Frontier: 1944-1946 - Providing A Context. Canadian Library History Interest Group. Canadian Library Association Annual Conference 1992. Winnipeg, Manitoba. June, 1992.
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Sensitive Subject Matter: Teaching and Learning Safely Through Silos and Silence. [IN ABSENTIA]. The 5th Annual Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Scholarship Day. University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 22 March 2013.
Stapleford Lecture 2013. "Librarians Unplugged: Why and How Librarians are Speaking Out About Crucial Social Issues". University of Regina. Regina, SK. 18 March 2013.
Global Citizenship in Trans-Disciplinary Spaces. (Co-presenters: Dr. Naomi Krogman (Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences), Mary-Ann Rintoul (Physical Education and Recreation), and Lynette Shultz (Educational Policy Studies)). University of Alberta. I-Week/International Week 2013. Edmonton, AB. 30 January 2013.
Digital Labour and New Media. Canada's Graphics, Animation and New Media (GRAND) Digital Wave Workshop. University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. November 6, 2012.
Opening Talk: "I Guess We’ll Just Have to Wait for the Movie to Come Out". Progressive Librarians Guild (Edmonton Chapter) Symposium. Edmonton, AB. 20 October 2012.
At a Safe Distance: At Risk Teaching and Learning in eClass. The 4th Annual Dr. Olive Yonge Teaching and Learning Scholarship Day. University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. March 23, 2012.
Librarians Gather in Madrid: A New Social Movement. University of Alberta's International Week 2012. Edmonton, AB. February 1, 2012.
Digital Labour (or not) in Library and Information Studies Education. Faculty of Education Research Forum Series. University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. January 26, 2012.
Academic Freedom and Palestinian Solidarity in Canada: What Can Alberta Faculty Do? (Moderator: Dr. Lynette Shultz. Co-panelists: Evelyn Hamdon; Scott Harris; Dr. Yasmeen Abu-Laban.) Faculty of Education, University of Alberta., Edmonton, AB. 29 November 2011.
At a Safe Distance: Strategies for Teaching and Learning Global Citizenship in e-Class. Citizenship Knowledges and Education. Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Research Conference. Edmonton, AB. October 7, 2011.
Knowledge Mapping of Social Responsibility in an Information Intensive Society: A Proposed Taxonomy. (Co-presenter: Dr. Ali Shiri). Organize & Assemble: The First PLG Edmonton Symposium. Edmonton, AB. October 1, 2011.
Out of the Stacks and Into the Community: The Library's Approach to Newcomers. University of Alberta International Week 2011 - World on the Move: Unpacking Migration. (Co-panelists: Angelica Tarnowski, Kristen Rumohr, and Kathleen de la Pena McCook in absentia.) Edmonton, AB. February 3, 2011.
Academic Freedom in the Search for Diversity, Equity, and Respect: Old Questions, New Parameters? A Panel Hosted by the Diversity, Equity & Respect Committee of the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta. (Panel Chair: Kent den Heyer; Co-panelists: John Willinsky, David Smith). Edmonton, AB. November 10, 2010.
Social Justice in the Stacks: Progressive Activism in the Information Professions. A panel discussion hosted by the Edmonton chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild. Co-panelists: Amanda Bird (Librarian, Edmonton Public Library), Braden Cannon (Archivist, Provincial Archives of Alberta/University of Calgary), Raymond Frogner (Archivist, University of Alberta), Rene Georgopalis (Archivist, Musée Héritage Museum and Archives - St. Albert). Edmonton, AB. November 4, 2010.
Keynote. Manitoba School Library Association Conference 2010. Conference Theme: The School Library: A Centre for Human Rights. "School Libraries, Human Rights and Social Justice: The Inextricable Links." Winnipeg, Manitoba. October 22, 2010.
Keynote. Yellowhead Regional Library Conference 2010. Conference Theme: Expanding Horizons: The Power of Libraries. Edmonton, AB. September 17, 2010.
Endnote Address - Expressiveness Within One Voice: Establishing Equity and Diversity in Library Culture. Saskatchewan Library Association Conference. Regina, SK. May 8, 2010.
Academic Librarians, Academic Freedom & the 21st Century Canadian Campus. Alberta Library Conference. Jasper, AB. April 30, 2010.
Dangerous Praxis in Citizenship Education Panel. (Co-panelists: Mojtaba Mahdavi & Kent den Heyer.) The Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Research. Faculty of Education. University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. March 9, 2010.
Libraries and Intellectual Freedom. Edmonton Public Library Freeedom Ball. Edmonton, AB. February 27, 2010.
Edmonton Public Library Banned Books Cafe Speaker. Edmonton, AB. February 25, 2010.
Revolutionary Librarians: The Global Information Justice Movement. University of Alberta International Week. Edmonton, AB. February 3, 2010.
Community Librarianship. Co-panelist with Bill Irwin, Heather Sentes & Angelica Tarnowski. Edmonton Public Library Community-Led Professional Development Day. Edmonton, AB. December 15, 2009.
Managing Intellectual Freedom. Edmonton Public Library. (Co-presented with Tamsin Shute). Edmonton, Alberta. October 19, 2009.
Academic Freedom as a Condition for Global Citizenship Education. University Teaching Services (UTS). University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. October 15, 2009.
Keynote Address - Professional and Policy Library Matters of Public Concern. 2009 Parkland Regional Library Conference. Lacombe, Alberta. October 1, 2009.
Managing Intellectual Freedom. Edmonton Public Library. (Co-presented with Tamsin Shute). Edmonton, Alberta. June 10, 2009.
Advocating an Alberta Feed to CLA's Annual Survey on Challenges in Canadian Libraries. Alberta Library Conference 2009. Jasper, Alberta. April 25, 2009.
Those Free Little Words: Freestyle Talk About Canada's Freedom to Read Week. Concordia University College of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. February 27, 2009.
Academic Freedom for Librarians. (Co-presented with Brygeda Renke, Senior Membership Services Officer, Academic Staff Association, University of Alberta). Sponsored by the Association of Professional Librarians of the University of Alberta (APLUA). Edmonton, Alberta December. 15, 2008.
Managing Intellectual Freedom. Edmonton Public Library. (Co-presented with Tamsin Shute). Edmonton, Alberta. December 12, 2008.
Internationalization and the University. In this interactive seminar, five panelists from the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta present their views on what drives internationalization, what we do in the name of internationalization, and what key issues need to be considered when we engage in internationalization. (Panelists: Toni Samek, School of Library and Information Studies; Lynette Shultz, Department of Educational Policy Studies; Markku Jahnukainen, Department of Educational Psychology; David Smith, Department of Secondary Education; and, Anna Kirova, Department of Elementary Education.)Edmonton, Alberta. November 17, 2008.
Managing Intellectual Freedom. Edmonton Public Library. (Co-presented with Wendy Gronnestad-Damur). Edmonton, Alberta. April 16, 2008.
WHAT'S ON: "The Radical Librarian Talks About Human Rights". Amnesty International's Edmonton Group. Edmonton, Alberta. March 25, 2008.
Managing Intellectual Freedom. Edmonton Public Library. (Co-presented with Wendy Gronnestad-Damur). Edmonton, Alberta. September 17, 2007.
LIS Work in Emancipatory Terms. Keynote Speech. NEOS Miniconference. MacEwan College, City Centre Campus. June 15, 2007.
Public Library Work in the 21st Century: The Human Touch. Edmonton Public Library 2006 Visiting Speakers Program. Edmonton, Alberta. December 15, 2006.
Social Responsibility in Librarianship. Routes 06: Professional Pathways. The Alberta Association of Library Technicians Programs North 2006 Edmonton Mini-Conference. Edmonton, Alberta. November 18, 2006.
Managing Intellectual Freedom. Edmonton Public Library. (Co-presented with Wendy Gronnestad-Damur). Edmonton, Alberta. June 27, 2006.
The Lorne MacRae Intellectual Freedom Lecture: A Practical Orientation to Social Action on Threats to Intellectual Freedom in 21st Century Librarianship. Alberta Library Conference. Jasper, Alberta. April 28, 2006.
An Introduction to Librarianship for Human Rights. Human Rights Education Panel. International Week 2006. University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. February 2, 2006.
Progressive Library Work: An International Agenda of Social Justice, Equality, Human Welfare, and the Development of Cultural Democracy. Edmonton Public Library. December 5, 2006.
"Values-Added" Information Systems: Sustainable Intention. NEOS Mini-conference 2005. Edmonton, Alberta. June 3, 2005.
The Best Kept Secret in Library Advocacy: Progressive Librarianship. Alberta Library Conference 2005. Jasper, Alberta. April 30, 2005.
New Freedom To Read Initiative for Alberta's English Language Arts Teachers. Learning Resources Council (of the Alberta Teachers' Association) with the Alberta Library Conference 2005. Jasper, Alberta. April 29, 2005.
Ethical Reflection on 21st Century Information Work. Conversations About Ethics: Presented by The School of Library and Information Studies, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education Graduate Student Association. Edmonton, Alberta. March 18, 2005.
Librarians Never Looked So Tough: How Librarianship Advocates for Human Rights and Global Citizenship. Greater Edmonton Regional Learning Resources Council Winter Conference 2005. Edmonton, Alberta. February 5, 2005.
A Faster Moving Target: Intellectual Freedom Today. Alberta Library Conference 2004. Jasper, Alberta. April 30, 2004.
Principled Engagement: An Introduction to Librarianship for Human Rights. Education for Human Rights and Global Citizenship Workshop. University of Alberta. April 22, 2004.
Intellectual Freedom and Freedom to Read. The Lorne MacRae Intellectual Freedom Lecture. Connect! Live in Fragments no Longer 2004 (A Joint Conference of the Computer Council, English Language Arts Council, and Learning Resources Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association.) Banff, Alberta. April 17, 2004.
Failure to Meet Consensus: The American Library Association's Search for Core Values. Alberta Library Conference 2002. Jasper, Alberta. April, 2002.
Exploring the Library as an Agent of Democracy in the Digital Age. University [of Alberta] Extension Centre Spring Institute. Edmonton, Alberta. May, 2001.
Been There, Done That: A Practical Pathway to Studying Library Philosophy. Association of Professional Librarians of the University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. January, 2001.
Intellectual Freedom: Something to Talk About. Alberta Association of Library Technicians Conference 1999. Red Deer, Alberta. May, 1999.
The Burning of Books in Print: Revolting Librarians Remembered. Alberta Library Conference 1999. Jasper, Alberta. April, 1999.
Changing Faces: The Evolution of Library Users. Alexandria Quartet: The Third of Four Lecture Series on the Future of Academic Libraries. A joint presentation by the Faculty of Arts and the University Libraries, University of Alberta. March, 1998.
Librarianship and the Alternative Press Movement, 1967-1973. School of Library and Information Studies, Dalhousie University, Friday Lecture Series. February, 1996.
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