Speaking

"Kelly is an out-of-box thinker, always ready to learn, master and implement the latest technology and novel programming approaches that enrich the lives of young people. In hearing her present at the national PLA conference, her ability to explain complex technologies in a concise and understandable way is impressive.” -John Lemmon, Founder of John Lemmon Films. Charlotte, NC.



October 2013-present
ALA eLearning course Instructor; Engaging Teens with Digital Media: Creating Stories and Games


May 2016

LYRASIS Digital Services 2nd Friday Webinar
Panel presenter for Making a Makerspace for your Community
Recording of presentation


August 2015
YALSA Webinar
Co-presenter for Identifying and Serving Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Outreach in Libraries


May 2015
YALSA Dollar General Literacy Online Webinar
Presenter for Spice Up a Program With a Dash of Literacy!

October 2014

WebJunction webinar
Panel presenter for Digital Citizenship


"The information was phenomenal. I have a lot of ideas concerning new directions to take in engaging teens." - eCourse participant


March 2014

November 2013
NSTA Conference
Co-presenter for STEM @ Your Library: Engage Students in Creative Adventures

June 2013
ALA Annual Conference
Co-presenter for YALSA President’s Program Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults Poster Session.

June 2013
Presenter at thirteen Malaysia and Indonesia libraries

for Gaming in Libraries, on behalf of the US Embassy

June 2013
Co-presenter online for 
YALSA Dollar General Literacy Foundation Summer Reading Program
Demonstrating Impact through Teen Summer Reading.

March 2013
North Carolina Library Association Summer Reading Conference

Co-presenter for Notes From the Underground (programs for teens)

January 2013
American Corner workshop, Malaysia
Presenter online for 
Harnessing the Power of the Wii



May 2011
Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH

Panel presenter staff inservice for 
Programs, Technology and Teens . . . Oh My!

September 2010
ALSC Conference
Panel presenter for Transforming Gamers into Readers

September 2010
Texas State Library
Co-presenter online for Gear Up to Game!

August 2010
South Carolina State Library
Presenter for Project Media staff training

June 2010
ALA Annual, YALSA
Panel presenter for 
Technology Skills for Incarcerated Teens

June 2010
TechSoup

Panel presenter online for Flip-in' Out @ the Library
Using digital media to reach teens.

April 2010
International Society for Technology in Education Special Interest Group for Media Specialists

Panel presenter for Gaming in School Libraries

April 2010
Alliance Library System, IllinoisKeynote presenter for TrendyTopics: Teens and Technology Conference
login: T2Teens Password: Independence


February 2010
MacArthur Foundation's ‘Diversifying Participation’ Digital Media and Learning Conference

Panel presenter for Breaking Boundaries with Virtual Worlds in a Science Classroom and a Teen Jail: Two Case Studies

January 2010
ALA Midwinter, YALSA
Panel presenter for YALSA 201
Introductory workshop on getting involved with YALSA.

November 2009
American Association of School Librarians Pre-Conference
Panel presenter for The Games Libraries Play (And How They Align Them)

November 2009
American Association of School Librarians Conference
Panel presenter for Game On! Afterschool Tutoring and Gaming Collaboration

October 2009
Information Technology Management 2.0, San Jose State University, School of Library & Information Studies
Presenter online about gaming. Directed to Library school students.

October 2009
North Carolina Library Association Conference

Co-presenter for Gaming as a Service: Even when there is little to zero funds

July 2009
ALA Annual, YALSA
Panel presenter for It Takes Two: School and Public Library Partnerships

July 2009
ALA Annual, 
Office for Literacy and Outreach Services
Panel presenter for 
Literacy for All

June-July 2009Instructor for InfoPeople
Taught online Intergenerational Gaming course for Librarians




October 2008
Internet Librarian Conference

Presenter for Teen Mashups at the Library and Solving the Interest Problem


October 2008 Instructor for University of Wisconsin-Madison
Continuing Professional Education course for Library students. 
Game On! course

September 2008
Second Life Community Conference

Presenter for Creating a Community: Teens and Adults Fostering Youth Participation in Virtual Worlds

May 2008
Delaware Library Association Conference
Presenter for 
Gaming as a Library Service

October 2007-December 2007
Instructor for University of Illinois, Continuing Professional Education course for Library students.
Teen Services in libraries through the medium of Second Life.

October 2007
Internet Librarian Conference
Presenter for Library Services in Teen Second Life

October 2007
North Carolina Library Association conference
Presenter for Telling the Tale of Teens with Technology, Teen Spaces, Want a Second Life? Get one!

September 2007
Queensland Public Libraries Association, Australia

Presenter for Youth Services at ImaginOn
Article in Australian Public Libraries and Information Services: Building Community as a Library in a 3D Environment

July 2007
Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium, Wisconsin
Presenter for Teen Services in a Virtual Environment,Library as Laboratory: Supporting Culture with Creative and Participative Digital Learning

April 2007
Computers and Libraries Conference

Presenter for Building Libraries in Virtual Worlds

January 2007
SirsiDynix
Presenter online for Teen Second Life: Library Services in a 3D World

October 2006
League of Worlds: The International Congress on Exploring Virtuality

Presenter for library services in Teen Second Life

September 2006
Talking with Talis Podcast
Panel presenter online for Mashing Up the Library 

August 2006
Talking with Talis Podcast
Panel presenter online for Library 2.0 Gang discusses DOPA (Deleting Online Predators Act)

December 2005
Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium 
Co-presenter for Supporting a Culture: Gaming at the Library

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