Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), San Antonio TX – March 2020

Panel Presentation: How Libraries Collect Small Press Material

Libraries play a key role in documenting small press activity of the present. In this panel five institutions: NYPL, The Poetry Foundation, Poets House, UA Poetry Center, SFSU Poetry Center, will come together to discuss how they discover and collect chapbooks, small print periodicals, zines, hand-bound books and other hard-to-find ephemera. The panel will explain to AWP participants how to increase the visibility of their work for libraries and other institutions.

California Library Association (CLA), Santa Clara, CA – November 2018

Panel Presentation: Using #BookToAction to Break Down Barriers – Stories from 4 Different Librarians/Staff Who Did It! 

Mendocino Coast Writer’s Conference, Mendocino CA – August 2017

Panel Presentation: Pathways to Publishing 


California Library Association (CLA), Oakland CA – November 2014 

Panel Presentation: DIYnamic: Librarians in Motion – MLIS grads in conversation about ways they have each created positions for themselves in myriad libraries and library-related environments. Going beyond traditional librarian roles, these librarians have innovated their respective service approaches to fulfill the diversified information needs of their communities.


Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Seattle, WA – 2014

Panel Presentation: Breaking Bread with the Dead: 60 Years at the Poetry Center Digital Archive – Presented the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange in its current manifestation as both archive and site for circulation of current work. Discussed its creation, development, and direction as digital repository; the importance of community curation, development of collaborative tools within a public space, and original notion of chapbook as gift–sharing poetry as opposed to ownership.


Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Boston MA – 2013

Panel Presentation: Poetry & Librarianship: Collection Challenges – Panel Presentation: Discussed the challenges of collecting, archiving, and digitizing literary texts and recordings, including the barriers to collecting small press materials, and proposed solutions that will allow libraries to continue to collect literary objects regardless of medium.

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