Director of Digital Engagement
The City of Seattle

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Publications, Presentations, Professional Service


"How Should Government Invest in Bridging the Digital Divide?" Presentation at Gigabit City Summit 2016, Kansas City, MO. May 16-17, 2016.

"Getting to Your Patrons Anonymously: De-identifying Patron Data for Analytics and Intelligence." Presentation at Washington State Library Association Conference, April 15-17, 2015.

"Libraries and Privacy in the Digital Age." Presentation at Pecha Kucha Seattle, Vol. 60, Watch Me Now: Notes on a Surveillance Society. February 26, 2015.

The ReadersFirst Movement in Public Libraries. Rochester Regional Library Council's Imagine.Create.Innovate 2013. Rochester, NY. April 8-9, 2013.

Discovery and Diversification: How Public Libraries Respond to Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities (with Stephanie Chase). The Seattle Public Library Foundation Trends Summit. Seattle, WA. February 28, 2013.

Career Development for Information Professionals. University of Washington Association of Information Management Students Lunchtime Speaker Series. Seattle, WA. February 13, 2013.

ReadersFirst - A Movement to Improve E-book Access and Services for Public Library Users. ReadersFirst Vendor Roundtable. Seattle, WA. January 28, 2013.

Discovering Discovery: Implementing Bibliocommons with Horizon and Symphony COSUGI Annual Conference. Lake Buena Vista, FL. May 2-5, 2012.

Mobilizing for Mobile. LITA National Forum. St. Louis, MO. September 29-October 2, 2011.

Connecting with Your Community via Social Media. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Peer Learning Meeting. Seattle, WA. September 12-14, 2011.

"Making Information Management a Priority: The New Office of Information Management at the UW." EDUCAUSE Western Regional Conference. San Francisco, CA. April 2008.

"Getting from D to A+: Improving the Law School's Grading Process." Showcase 2003: Excellence in Challenging Times: Improving Work, Learning, and Climate. Madison, WI. March 2003.

"Distributing the Load: Empowering Faculty to Maintain Web-based Content." Presentation at 2000 CALI Conference for Law School Computing, Chicago, IL. June 2000.

"CIC Anita Lowry Memorial E-Text Conference." Conference co-organizer/presenter. University of Iowa Libraries, October 1996.

"Irish Cinema." Panel leader and presenter at Society for Cinema Studies Conference, Dallas, TX. April 1996.

"How Can One Be a Formula 1 Race Fan? Fear, Technology and the Politics of Excess." Paper presented at the 1995 Bowling Green State University Popular Culture Conference, “Culture is Ordinary.” April 1995.

Professional Service

Member, University of Washington Information School, Masters of Science in Information Management (MSIM) Advisory Board. January 2016 -

Member, North Seattle College Bachelors of Applied Science in Application Development Technical Advisory Committee.

Member, Library Council of Washington. January 2013 - December 2015

Board of Governors Member. Seattle CityClub. September 2011 - February 2016


Lecturer for University of Washington Information School. "Management of Information Organizations" (IMT 580). Masters of Science in Information Management (MSIM) program. Winter 2015.

Lecturer for University of Washington Information School. "Management of Information Organizations" (IMT 580). Masters of Science in Information Management (MSIM) program. Winter 2012.

Lecturer for University of Washington Information School. "Information Services and Resources" (IMT 520). Masters of Science in Information Management (MSIM) program. Spring 2009.

Lecturer for University of Washington Information School. "Web Tools and Development" (INFO 344). Informatics program. Winter 2007.


"Gaining Insights and Protecting Privacy: De-identifying Patron Data at The Seattle Public Library." Alki: The Washington Library Association Journal. March 2016. Vol 32, No. 1: 11-13.

"Cathal Black's Pigs: Ambivalence, Confinement, and the Search for an Irish Sense of Place," Contemporary Irish Cinema: From the Quiet Man to Dancing at Lughnasa. James MacKillop (Editor). Syracuse, N.Y., 1999.