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Selected Presentations

presentations

  • Working together: access to information and our power to cause change. IFLA WLIC 2016. Columbus, Ohio, August 15, 2016.
  • No Room at the Library: The Ethics of Diversity. ALA 2016 Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. July 2016.
  • Libraries, Advocacy and the 2030 Agenda. IFLA LAC and Management of Library Associations Special Week in Panama. Panama, March 2016.
  • Saving Lives: Library Services to Diverse Populations. German Library Association Conference. Leipzig, Germany, March 2016.
  • Library Services to Immigrants and Refugees. ALA/IFLA webinar. March 2016.
  • Libraries, Advocacy and the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda. ALA/IFLA webinar. December 2015.
  • Librarians, Information Specialists and Information Workers: Saving the World (Saving Lives). Keynote at the Arab Federation of Library and Information. Aman, Jordan, November 2015.
  • Experiencias de las series de educacion contínua en línea presentadas por la Sección de América Latina y el Caribe de IFLA durante 2014-2015. [Experiences from the online continuing education series presented by the Section of Latin America and the Caribbean during 2014-2015.] IFLA WLIC 2015. Cape Town, South Africa, August 2015.
  • Sociocultural rol of libraries. Library Society of Puerto Rico. December 2014.
  •  Salvando vidas: nuevas tecnologias y su impacto en las bibliotecas. [Saving Lives: new technologies and their impact in libraries.] Infotecarios webinar. November 2014.
  • MOOCs as access to information in developing countries: new ways to utilize ICTs to help meet challenges in the education sector. IFLA WLIC 2014. Lyon, France, August 2014.
  • Acceso a la informacion para generar cambio en Latinoamerica y el Caribe: entorno social, economico y tecnologico. [Access to information furthering change in Latin America and the Caribbean: social, economic and technological environments.] Dominican Republic, March 2014.
  • Closing the Information Gap in the Post-2015 Framework: Libraries as Champions of the Data Revolution. Presented during the event, Dialogue: Data and Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Framework. United Nations Development Program. New York City, January 30, 2014
  • New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations. ALA/IFLA joint international webinar, January 14, 2014
  • Access to information and the power to cause change. Panama, November 2013.
  • Online Education Opportunities and Learning Centers. Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 28, 2013
  • Research for Development: providing services for multi-lingual and diverse ethnic groups.  Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference from San Jose State University/ School of Information,  October 19, 2013
  • From Page to Screen and Back Again: Transmedia Storytelling as a Means to Build Literacy\ cross cultural aspects. New York Comic Con, New York City, October 13, 2013
  • Open Access: what you need to know. International Congress of University and Research Units, Panama City, Panama, September 24, 2013
  • Access to Information and the Power to Cause Change. Keynote. International Congress of University and Research Units, Panama City, Panama, September 23, 2013
  • Building Community, Providing Access, Saving Lives. Keynote. Tennessee Tenn-Share Fall Conference, September 20, 2013
  • New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations. IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Singapore, August 22, 2013
  • Taking Charge of Your Career\ Jumpstarting Your Career. IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Singapore, August21, 2013
  • Together we are better: international collaborations supporting information access. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July 1, 2013
  • Advances, Challenges and Issues in Black and Latino Librarianship in America. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 29, 2013
  • Research for Development. Poster presentation. ACURIL Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 10, 2013
  • Librarianship in the 21st Century: Multicultural Leadership. New Jersey Library Association Conference, June, 5, 2013
  • Services for Spanish Speakers 101. New Jersey Library Association Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 4, 2013
  • Taking Action: Best Practices to Support Librarians and Library Workers Facing Laws Limiting Access to Information and Library Services to Immigrants, Advocacy Resources. REFORMA/ALA free webinar, May 14, 2013
  • Services to Spanish Speakers.  Connecticut Library Association Conference, Hartford, CT, April 29, 2013
  • Access to Information for All, Anywhere, Anytime. 2013 IFLA Presidential Meeting, Mexico City, MX, March, 6, 2013
  • The Information Professional’s Role in the Future of Online Education. Poster presentation. German Library Association Conference, Leipzig, Germany, March 11-12, 2013
  • Using Social Media to Enhance Library Services to a Multi-Ethnic Population. 2012 New York Library Association Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York, November 8, 2012
  • Make It Happen – Take Action. Library 2.0 Worldwide Virtual Conference from San Jose State University/ School of Information , online, October 4, 2012

  • Online Tools for Spanish Speakers: innovation from academic and public libraries. 2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, Kansas City, Missouri. September 22, 2012
  • Serving Latino Communities: Best Practices and Advice. 2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, Kansas City, Missouri, September 21, 2012.
  • This is how you are being controlled today! FAIFE Speaker’s corner at the Sanomatalo/Sanoma House Media Piazza. IFLA World Library Information Congress, Helsinki, FI, August 15, 2012
  • New Librarians Worldwide: mapping out the future. Keynote. IFLA World Library Information Congress, Helsinki, FI, August 13, 2012
  • Libraries: Connecting and Saving Lives @ Digital+Libraries\ Connectivity, Convergence, Confluence. The Library Management Institute. online, July 10, 2012
  • Online Tools for Spanish Speakers. American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 23, 2012
  • Professional Networking for New Librarians. American Library Association\New Members Round Table, 2012 NMRT Online Program, June 7, 2012
  • Worldwide Perceptions of New Librarians: learning, working and furthering professional carreers. Poster presentation. German Library Association Conference, Hamburg, Germany, June 4, 2012
  •  Innovative Ways to Connect with Communities. Computers in Libraries Conference, Washington, DC, March 2012
  • Successful Partnerships to Serve Immigrant Communities Today. Public Library Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 14, 2012
  •  Trends and Tips to Help English and Hispanic Elders Online. Public Library Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 15, 2012
  • Access to information and the power to cause change. Dominican Republic, February 2013.
  • Worldwide Perceptions of New Librarians. BOBCATSSS 2012, Amsterdam, NL. January 24, 2012. Skype presentation.
  • Social Role of Libraries. Cycling for Libraries Unconference prior to the 100 German Library Association Conference,  Berlin, Germany, June 2011
  • Financial Literacy in the Community. REFORMA Northeast joint mini-conference with BCALA and CALA, New York City, May 14, 2011
  • Public Libraries Serving New Immigrants. Guest speaker at the Emporia Leadership Institute. Rutgers University\ Newark Campus, Newark, New Jersey, April 2011
  • From the Multicultural to the Global: Building Community, Providing Access. Keynote. Graduated School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Rhode Island's Annual Gathering Graduate, March 2011
  • From the Global to Local: Weaving the Tapestry of our Communities. Keynote. Trejo Foundation Institute, Boston, MA, November 2010
  • Video killed the blog star. Internet Librarian Conference, Monterey, CA, October 2010
  • IFLA/FAIFE Internet Manifesto workshops and its impact in the local populations: the case of Peru, Philippines and Russia. Presentation at the IFLA World Information Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden, August, 2010
  • Much ado about Tintin? User services, collections, and racially offensive materials in libraries. 2010 National Diversity in Libraries Conference, Princeton, NJ, July, 2010
  • Advocacy and Social Media: Library Services for All in the Community. ALA Annual Conference, Washington DC, June, 2010
  • Services for Multicultural Populations. Summit for new library leaders at the Free Library of Philadelphia, June, 2010
  • Newcomers in Town: Tips for Effectively Serving the Needs of Your Immigrant Community.  Suffolk County Library Association, Holbrook, NY, May 6, 2010
  • Creativity and Promotion of Spanish Language Collections. Book Expo 2010, New York, NY, May, 2010
  • Lectured in Murcia, Barcelona and Madrid, Spain. Topics: library advocacy, access to information, the social role of libraries, services for immigrants, multicultural populations and youth. US Embassy in Spain’s international lecturers event, February, 2010
  • Advocacy Training/ “Social Media and Advocacy.” ALA 2010 Midwinter Conference, Boston, MA, January, 2010
  • Guest interviewer to Esmeralda Santiago. Teleconference hosted by Las Comadres, December 8, 2009
  • Using Social Media to Make the Case for Library Services. REFORMA/Webjunction national webinar, November 19, 2009
  • Latino/Spanish Speaking Communities. Serving New Jersey GLBT Community, New Brunswick, October 14, 2009
  • Online tools build communities. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, July 11, 2009
  • Research Into Practice: Latino perception of public libraries and their public library use. American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, July 10, 2009
  • Reaching out to serve communities. MLIS Colloquium – Spring 2009 at Rutgers University School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, New Brunswick, New Jersey, March 25, 2009
  •  Access to Information and the Power to Transform Communities. Keynote.  Annual Meeting of the Long Island Library Resources Council, Brookville, NY, Thursday, November 13, 2008
  • Latin@s with a Ph.D., and Online Tools Build Communities. REFORMA National Conference, El Paso, Texas, September 21, 2008
  • Online tools build communities. REFORMA National Conference, El Paso, Texas, September 20, 2008
  • IFLA/UNESCO Internet Manifesto Guidelines Workshop at the XXXVIII ACURIL Conference. Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 4-5, 2008
  • Innovative Health Information ProgramsNationwide Webjunction webinar, May, 13, 2008
  • IFLA/UNESCO Internet Manifesto Guidelines Workshop. 2nd meeting of Presidents of Latin American Library Associations, Bogota, Colombia, April 20-25, 2008
  • Caught in the Middle: Immigration Controversy and Library Service/ Speak out: Human Rights of Immigrants. Public Library Association Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 27, 2008
  • Recruiting for Diversity. Nationwide Webjunction webinar, November 20, 2007
  • Serving Diverse Communities: Adult Reference. New York Library Association Annual Conference. Buffalo, NY, October 19, 2007
  • Marketing Library Services to the Melting Pot. ALA Annual Conference program cosponsored by PLA and LLAMA, Washington DC, June 25, 2007
  • Serving Spanish Speakers with Disabilities. ALA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 23, 2007
  • Effective Ways of Dealing with Anti-Immigrant Sentiment. Nationwide Webjunction webinar, June 12, 2007
  • Effective Strategies to Serve Multicultural Populations: Approaches for Public and Academic Libraries. Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) Spring 2007 Professional Development. New York City, June 5, 2007
  • Diversity Counts: Where do we go from here? Joint REFORMA Northeast, AILA, APALA, BCALA, and CALA Mini-Conference, New York City, May 18, 2007
  • Innovative Health Information ProgramsNationwide Webjunction webinar, May, 13, 2007
  • Strategies to serve Multiethnic Populations. Westchester Library Association Annual Conference, Yonkers, NY, May 11, 2007
  • Library Services to Latinos in NYC. The 2007 Annual Conference of New York State Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, Albany, NY, April 28, 2007
  • Services to Immigrant Populations/ Breaking Down Walls to Serve Latino Immigrants. Connecticut Library Association Annual Conference, New Haven, CT, April 17, 2007Immigrant Communities and Libraries. REFORMA Northeast Conference, Newark, New Jersey, January 12, 2007
  • After 9/11: Latino and Asian immigrants and the Public Library. Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), Dallas, Texas, October 12, 2006
  • Library Services for New Americans @ Queens Library: Collection Development in Languages other than English. SEFLIN/ Outreach and Service to Diverse Populations, Miami, FL, July 27, 2006
  • Homeland Insecurities: Library Cards for Latino Immigrants/Libraries Yesterday and Today. American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 24, 2006
  • Libraries yesterday and today: serving immigrants. Breaking Down the Walls: Making Your Library a Community Cultural Center. Suffolk Library Association 2nd Annual Intellectual Freedom Conference, Farmingdale, NY, April 21, 2006
  • Improving Service to the Spanish Speaking. Connecticut Library Association Annual Conference, April 20, 2006
  • Serving Immigrant Populations: A Library Prototype for Diversity. College DuPage Soaring to Excellence Videoconference Series, April 7, 2006