I speak on topics ranging from leadership skill development, collaborations in both public and technical services, project management, and outreach.
Past Speaking Engagements:
Birrell, L., “Finding Love in the Archives,” Fayetteville Public Library, February 2021.
Birrell, L., “Stories from the Archives as Told From Uncle Walt’s Newsletter,” Butterfield Trail Village, forthcoming, November 2020.
Birrell, L., Johnson, V., Jones-Branch, C., Treat, S., Youngblood J., “Confronting Our Inherent Biases: Their Impact on Collections, Research and Scholarship,” session convener and facilitator, panel discussion, October 2020.
Birrell, L. and Windon, K., “Soliciting Feedback: Up, Down and Sideways,” webinar co-presenter, LLAMA, August 2020.
Birrell, L., Boff, C., Cardwell, C., Freedman, J., Freedman, S., “Developing your Leadership Potential: Effective Practices and Innovative Ideas,” webcast co-presenter, ACRL, May 2020.
Birrell, L., and Krest, R., “Multiply the Benefits of Successful Crowdfunding Initiatives,” roundtable discussion, ALADN-Library Fundraising Conference, April 2020, canceled.
Flynn, K, and Birrell, L., “Professional Development Opportunities for Graduate Students: The Launch of a Speaker Series,” Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students Conference, March 2020, canceled.
Birrell, L., “Seeing Yourself in the Archive: Stories from the University of Arkansas Special Collections Division,” invited Speaker, Paving the Way: Green County’s Cultural & Historical Preservation Initiative 2019, Northeastern State University, September 2019.
Birrell, L. Flynn, K. “Becoming History Keepers: Organizing and Storing the Records of Your Family, Organization, or Yourself,” workshop, Fayetteville Public Library, August 2019.
Birrell, L., Black, L., Jenns, E., Johnson, Z., Kilmarx, B., Slive, D., Tully, K., “The Work of Leaving Work: How to Move Up, Leave, or Pause a Job Successfully,” Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, June 2019.
Birrell, L., Carter, L., Conathan, L., Dupont, C., Fitzgerald, M., Griffin, M., Reynolds, A., Tang, A., “Management & Leadership in a Time of Cultural Climate Change,” participatory session leader, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, June 2019.
“Working Together to Preserve the Legacy of the Fulbright Program,” invited speaker, Fulbright Program Executive Directors’ Meeting, State Department, May 2019.
“Saving Your Stories, Tales from the Special Collections Department,” instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, May 2019.
“Seeing Yourself in the Archives: Stories from the University of Arkansas Special Collections Department,” workshop, Fayetteville Public Library, December 2018.
Birrell, L., Anderson, Martha, and Kulczak, Deb. “Getting the Party Started: Creating Content for Open Education Resources,” presenter, Open Education Resources Southern Symposium, October 2018.
“Preserving the Legacy of J. William Fulbright,” presenter, European Fulbright Executive Director Conference, April 2018.
Birrell, L., Totleben, K., “AIDS Education Posters Translation Project,” poster co-presenter, National Diversity in Libraries Conference, August 2016.
Birrell, L., Totleben, K., “Special Collections, Secondary Sources and Courses, Oh My!: Co-Teaching Experiences, Strategies and Lessons Learned,” session co-presenter, joint RIT-University of Rochester Libraries Conference, June 2016.
“Hands on History: Telling Stories with Stuff,” presenter, Society of American Archivists, August 2015
“Special Collections, Secondary Sources and Courses, Oh My!: Co-Teaching Experiences, Strategies and Lessons Learned,” poster presentation, Conference on Teaching and Instruction, SUNY Geneseo, 2015
“Wit and Wisdom of Susan B. Anthony,” poster presentation, Silo Busting Bonanza! Rochester Regional Library Council, 2015
“Organizing for Change: An Open Forum with New Professionals Group Leaders,” session moderator and presenter, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, October 2015
“Connecting our Communities to Our Collections: Developing an Archives Exhibits Program,” session Chair and presenter, Society of American Archivists, August 2014
“Partners in Discovery: Collaboration in Special Collections,” session moderator and presenter, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, November 2013
“Collaboration and Community: Three Digital Humanities Projects,” session organizer and presenter, Society of American Archivists, August 2013
“Animoto: Exploring Special Collections,” Lightening Talk, University of Rochester, Rush Rhees Library, April 2013
“21st Century Academic Libraries: The Power of Collaboration!” Co-presenter with Vice Provost
Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean Mary Ann Mavrinac and Daniel Gorman Jr. (University of Rochester 2014), The Highlands, January 2013
“Mashups and Manuscripts: Experience with HistoryPin,” Lightening Talk, University of Rochester, Rush Rhees Library, October 2013
“Having Our Cake and Eating it Too: Security and Access in the Reading Room,” Security Roundtable Presentation, Society of American Archivists, August 2012
“Bridging the Divide between Digital and Analog: Post Family Papers Digitization Project,” Professional Poster Session, Society of American Archivists, August 2012
“Omeka: Bringing the 19th Century On-line,” New York Archives Conference, Nazareth College, June 2012
“Omeka: Bringing the 19th Century On-line,” Tech Camp, RIT, January 2012
“Omeka: A Content Management System,” Lightening Talk, University of Rochester, Rush Rhees Library, December 2011
“Social Media: What is it Good For?” Mid Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Fall meeting, 2011
“Omeka: Taking the Work out of Managing Your Digital Content,” Techno-Smart Series, Western New England College, 2010
“Re-Imagining Race in the Nineteenth Century Woman’s Suffrage Movement through the Eyes of a Visionary: Paulina Wright Davis and the First National Woman’s Rights Convention,” Boston University, Graduate Student Conference, Politics and History, 2009
“Susan B. Anthony: A Visionary of the Nineteenth Century American Female Suffrage Movement,” Mount Holyoke College Senior Symposium, 2007