2012

Not your childhood librarian. Invited presentation to English Education Cohort, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, September.

Graphic narratives: New directions. Invited presentation to Children’s Literature, Grades 4-8, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, April.

Picture books and technology: Intersections and divergences. Invited presentation to Seminar in Reading Picturebooks, University of Georgia, April.

Digital literacy: Opportunities and challenges. Invited moderator for session sponsored by the American Library Association Committee on Literacy, American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Dallas, TX, January.

2011

Selecting racially diverse literature for elementary school library collections. Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL, December.

Youth literacies and the middle school library media program. Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL, December.

Multigenre research and composition. American Association of School Librarians. Minneapolis, MN, October.

Selecting racially diverse literature for elementary school library collections: Report of the ALA Diversity Grant Study. American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June.

Creative research products. Georgia Library Media Association Summer Leadership Institute. Pine Mountain, GA, June

Graphic narratives: Reading differently. Invited Presentation for Teaching English in Secondary Schools, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, January.

2010

Researching literacies in libraries using Bourdieu’s conceptual tools. Library Research Seminar V, College Park, MD, October.

Twitter for learning. Invited Presentation at Gainesville State College, Watkinsville, GA, August.

Graphic narratives: Reading differently. Invited Presentation for Teaching English in Secondary Schools, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, January.

Twitter for learning and leisure. Invited Presentation to Freshman Seminar on Facebook and Social Media, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, January.

2009

Unmapped Territory: Seeking Literacies in World of Warcraft. Paper presentation in a symposium organized by S. H. Xu, “Digging up hidden treasure: Exploring academic literacies in trading cards, comic books and graphic novels, and a video game. National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM, December.

Trends in collection development. Invited presentation to Resources for Children and Youth, Teacher-Librarian Program, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada, November.

Graphic narratives as youth literature. Invited presentation to Doctoral Seminar on Issues in Children’s Literature, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, November.

Stories on the margins: Graphic narratives in the classroom. (with J. Marshall, E. Hasty, M. Boatright, E. Pendergrass, and T. Stewart). National Council of Teachers of English, Philadelphia, PA, November.

Graphic nonfiction: Personal and political histories. (with E. Pendergrass). ALAN Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, November.

Diverse representations in your collection: Immigration, social class and culture. (with J. Cowan & A. McLeod). American Association of School Librarians. Charlotte, NC, November.

Qualitative research using Pierre Bourdieu’s analytic tools. Invited roundtable presentation for Innovative Methods in Qualitative Research, (with D. Alvermann, first author). Association for Literacy Educators and Researchers, Charlotte, NC, November.

2008

Unnatural pairings: Conventional classroom practice, digital literacies, and the possibilities of a Bourdieu-inspired paradox. (with D. Alvermann). Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL, December 3.

Online course discussions of popular culture: What happens between the discussion and lesson implementation? (with D. Alvermann, first author). Paper presented in a symposium organized by B. Guzzetti, “Linking popular culture media and internet texts to content instruction.” National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL, December 3.

Collection development: Should school libraries standardize? Poster presentation for the International Association of School Librarians, Berkeley, CA. July.

Creating a participatory culture in your library. Georgia Council of Media Organizations, Athens, GA. October.

Children’s literature in the digital age. Annual Conference on Children’s Literature, Athens, GA, April.

2007

Georgia history alive!  Primary sources for  K-12. (with M. A. Fitzgerald, first presenter.)  Georgia Council of Media Organizations, Jekyll Island, GA, October.

Document Analysis. Invited Presentation to the University of Georgia School Library Media Program, Research Methods Course. Lawrenceville, GA, October.

Integrating poetry into the content areas. Annual Conference on Children’s Literature. Athens, GA, April.

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