CLICK HERE for quick access to the materials for the 2016-17 Speculative Fiction Genre Study.
The website now features UNRESTRICTED access, including notes from our meetings; however, in order to attend the meetings in person, you must be a member of ARRT. Click here for information about how you can join.


I can come to your library, book club meeting, or conference to talk about how to help your readers find their next good read. Click here for more information.

Recent and Upcoming Presentations [Updated 10.17]

In the spirit of being green, this page will house links to my recent presentations, allowing attendees access without having to print copies for everyone. Presentations will  be up for at least 6 months.  If you have attended one of my presentations and want access to Power Points and handouts that are not posted here, please contact me ( or leave a comment on this page.

But first, here is the link to the archive of my podcast and radio appearances. It is a great way to get a sense of how I present.

  • Tampa Bay [FL] Library Consortium- May 31 and June 1
    • Full Day General RA and Half Day Book Discussion Leadership Training
    • Schedule for 5/31 with slide/handout access-- here
    • Schedule for 6/1 with slide/handout access-- here
  • Madison [WI] Area Multi-Library Training-- August 16-17, 2017
  • Virtual In Service Training for Harrison [NY] Public Library-- September 19, 2017
  • PA Library Association Annual Conference-- Pittsburgh, October 16, 2017
  • Wauconda [IL] Area Library-- November 3, 2017
    • Morning Sessions for In-Service Day
  • ARRTCon-- November 9, 2017
    • All day, multiple presentations
  • Chicago Botanic Garden: One Book One Garden Book Discussion-- November 14 from 6:30-8:30pm We will be discussing Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • Fountaindale [IL] Public Library District-- December 1, 2017
    • Half Day inservice-- RA for All Signature Talk [2x]
  • PCI Webinars in December on Genre. Details Coming Soon
  • Addison [IL] Public Library-- December 8, 2017
    • Half Day-- RA for All and Booktalking


  • Omaha [NE] Public Library-- Feb 23, 2018, University of Nebraska Omaha’s Community Engagement Center, 8:30-4:30
    • Full Day of training- RA for All, Booktalking, Genre Training

Details coming soon but confirmed in Northern TN [April], Virtual appearance in Australia [March], and StokerCon [Planning the Librarian Day- March], webinars for RAILS

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