“The Art of the Fair Deal(ing).” Fair Dealing Seminar, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. Online. February 20, 2023.

With Christina de Castell, Mark Swartz, and Rob Tiessen, “Controlled Digital Lending in Canadian Libraries.” Ontario Library Association Superconference. February 3, 2023. (presented on behalf of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations’ CDL Working Group)

“Controlled Digital Lending of Library Books in Canada.” Internet Archive Community Update: CDL. Online. March 10, 2022. (presented on behalf of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations’ CDL Working Group)

With Morrison, C., Secker, J., & Gareau-Brennan, C. “COVID and the copyright literacy community of practice.” LILAC: The Information Literacy Conference. Manchester, UK. (virtual participation at hybrid event) April 11, 2022.

Controlled Digital Lending in Canada.” CDLI Forum: Foreign and International CDL. Online. January 25, 2022. (presented on behalf of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations’ CDL Working Group)

With Christina Winter, Mark Swartz, et al., “Canada’s Two OER Copyright Video Series.” ABC Copyright Speakers’ Series. Online. November 25, 2020. https://era-av.library.ualberta.ca/media_objects/pn89d781s

“For the Public Good: Controlled Digital Lending at the University of Alberta Library.” CARL-CAUL-CFLA Webinar: Emergency Access and the Prospect of Controlled Digital Lending in Canada: Perspectives. Online. June 26, 2020. https://www.carl-abrc.ca/mini-site-page/cdl-webinar-june2020/

With Céline Gareau-Brennan. “I would avoid the kinds of activities or projects that might involve copyright issues: Introducing the Copyright Anxiety Scale.” ABC Copyright Conference. Edmonton, Alberta. June 11, 2020. https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-gqsy-4833

With Céline Gareau-Brennan. “Copyright Anxiety and Chill: Is it Really a Problem?” NEOS Miniconference. Edmonton, Alberta. June 5, 2020. https://era-av.library.ualberta.ca/media_objects/1v53jz05m

With Céline Gareau-Brennan. “Introducing the Copyright Anxiety Scale.” Poster presentation, OLA Superconference. Toronto, Ontario. January 31, 2020. https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-69zc-gg58

“Introduction to Canadian Copyright and Open Licensing for OER.” CARL Open Education Webinar Series. December 10, 2019. https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-k66v-8330

With Julia Guy, Kris Joseph, Adrian Sheppard, and Michael McNally. “Copyright OER as Open Education Enabler.” Open Education Global. Milan, Italy. November 27, 2019. Link to view (IR deposit coming soon).

Co-Presenter/Facilitator with Richard Dancy, Krista Jamieson, and John Yolkowski. “Why isn’t that online already? Archives, copyright, and online access.” Toronto, ON. Association of Canadian Archivists Conference, June 7, 2019.

“Crown copyright: More than just an outdated provision.” Saskatoon, SK. ABC Copyright Conference. May 30, 2019. https://harvest.usask.ca/handle/10388/12096 

“Crown copyright: More than just an outdated provision.” Edmonton, AB. Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD) Annual Conference. May 28, 2019. https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-dskv-j470 

“The closed door of Open Government: Creative Commons as a remedy for Crown copyright barriers.” Lisbon, Portugal. Creative Commons Summit. May 10, 2019. https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-r0x9-xm28

“Crown copyright: update.” GovInfoDay 2019. Vancouver, BC. April 26, 2019. https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-sxde-hr45 

“Support for Bill C-440.” NDP MP Brian Masse Outlines Proposal to Modernize Crown Copyright Laws. CPAC Press conference, April 10, 2019. (time code 4:08 – 11:28)

“No shades required: the shadowy lines of fair dealing determinations.” Edmonton, AB. Fair Dealing Week Symposium. February 27, 2019. https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-erjc-s452

Panelist, “Endangered Government Information: Strategies to Protect Government Collections.” New Orleans, LA. American Library Association Annual Conference. June 23, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/2429/66477

Co-Presenter with Robyn Hall, MacEwan University and Richard Hayman, Mount Royal University, “Talking to Faculty and Students About Open Access.” COPPUL Scholarly Communications Regional Training Day. https://coppulscwg.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/talking-to-faculty-students-about-open-access-1.pdf May 18, 2018.

Presenter, “Why you should care about and contribute to the review of Canada’s Copyright Act.” Edmonton, Alberta. NEOS Miniconference. June 8, 2018. https://doi.org/10.7939/R30P0X59H 

Co-Presenter with Michael McNally, “Development, Demonstration and Discussion of the University of Alberta’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Project.” Vancouver, BC. ABC Copyright Conference. June 1, 2018.

Presenter, “Fighting Copyright Chill in Canada: Using OER to Educate and Empower Librarians.” OLA Super Conference. February 2, 2018. https://doi.org/10.7939/R3CF9JM8Q

Presenter, “Government information librarians and Crown copyright (an update).” Government Information Day Ontario pre-conference. October 25, 2017.

Panelist, “Copyright pressure points: field observations from an academic copyright librarian.” Canadian Association of Law Libraries webinar, The Conversation Continues: Copyright in Context for CALL Members. September 13, 2017.

Presenter, “The commons and Crown copyright: it’s time for reform in Canada.” Creative Commons community call. August 22, 2017. https://doi.org/10.7939/R33B5WN2C

Presenter, “Heavy is the head that wears the crown (copyright).” Kingston, Ontario. ABC Copyright Conference. June 29, 2017. https://doi.org/10.7939/R3WH2DT50

Co-Presenter with Scott Day, MacEwan University. “Confused by copyright? You are not alone. We can help.” Edmonton, Alberta. NEOS Miniconference. June 9, 2017. https://doi.org/10.7939/R3HH6CJ34

Presenter, “CopyWhat? Copyright issues for the instruction librarian.” Edmonton, Alberta. WILU. May 25, 2017. 

Presenter, “Do it right the first time: Copyright, Creative Commons, and OER.” Edmonton, Alberta. Alberta OER Summit. May 11, 2017. https://doi.org/10.7939/R3571809V

Panelist, “Copyright: fence or facilitator for open education?” Edmonton, Alberta. Open Education Week 2017 Panel: Be it Resolved that All Knowledge be Open. March 30, 2017. https://era-av.library.ualberta.ca/media_objects/avalon:1288 timecode 29:20

Presenter, “Could it be a case of the emperor’s new clothes? Crown copyright and Canada’s commitment to open government.” Toronto, Ontario. Government Information Day. December 9, 2016. https://doi.org/10.7939/R3Z60C59R

Presenter, “Copyright, Open Licensing, and Academic Authors: What Librarians Need to Know.” Edmonton, Alberta. AAAL Meeting, November 17, 2016.

Co-Presenter with Don Taylor and Jennifer Zerkee, Simon Fraser University. “Assessing Copyright Risk Tolerance for Large-Scale Digitization Projects.” Halifax, Nova Scotia. ABC Copyright Conference. May 27, 2016.  https://era.library.ualberta.ca/files/b73666457r#.V1rttNUrJaQ

Co-Presenter with Catherine McGoveran, University of Ottawa, and Michelle Lake, Concordia University. “Here today, where tomorrow? Monitoring and making sense of Government of Canada web content changes in a post-depository environment.” Ottawa, Ontario. Canadian Library Association Annual Conference. June 4, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.41980

Presenter, “Keeping government information on the record: stewardship in a digital age.” Toronto, Ontario. Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Leviathan North: Long-Term Access to Government Information in a Digital Era. May 15, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.41157

Presenter, “What do you mean you don’t have a copy? An attempt to document Government of Canada web content removed from open access.” Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia. Government Information Day. April 24, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40992

Presenter, “Cuttings or compost? Working with the weeding outfall of LAC and GoC.” University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario. Government Information Day. October 16, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.39967

Presenter, “Canadian Government Information Private LOCKSS Network.” Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. LOCKSS Partner Meeting. September 3, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.39811

Presenter, “Government Information in Canada: Update 2014.” Jasper, Alberta. Alberta Library Conference, April 26, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.38580

Co-Panelist with Devika Levy and Shana Wagger, World Bank, “Strategies for Finding Reliable International Statistics and Publications.” Joint ACRL/CHOICE/World Bank Webinar, March 26, 2014.

Presenter, “The Changing Research Library Collection.” India Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India. Indo-Canadian Best Practices Symposium, November 11, 2013.  

Presenter, “FOI in Canada: The Changing Role of the Government Information Librarian.” Toronto, Ontario. Government Information Day, November 1, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.38185

Co-Presenter with Tom Smyth, Library and Archives Canada and Sam-Chin Li, University of Toronto, “Web Harvesting the GoC: A Collaborative Effort.” Toronto, Ontario. Government Information Day, November 1, 2013.

Presenter, “Introducing the CGI-PLN: Using the LOCKSS Program to Preserve DSP Content in a Changing Environment.” Toronto, Ontario. Government Information Day, November 1, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.38184

Co-Presenter with Mark Jordan, Simon Fraser University, “Why is this link dead? Aren’t government publications all online? Preserving digital federal content with the Canadian Government Information Private LOCKSS Network.”  St. John’s, Newfoundland. Access Conference, September 26, 2013.http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.34040

Presenter, “Government Information in Canada: Update.” Chicago, Illinois. ACRL Science and Technology Section Federal Science Update, ALA Annual, June 29, 2013.

Panel Presentation with Scott Reed, Internet Archive and Kelly Lau, University of Alberta, “Community Tools and Best Practices for Harvesting and Preserving At-Risk Web Content” Winnipeg, Manitoba. Association of Canadian Archivists Conference, June 15, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.32072

Co-Presenter, “Web Archiving at UAL.” UAL Spring Training Session, May 16, 2013.

Panel Presentation, “Federal Government Information Preservation Initiatives: CGI-PLN.” Vancouver, British Columbia. British Columbia Library Association GovInfo Day, April 26, 2013.

Roundtable Discussant, “Challenges to Continued Access to Federal Government Information.” Vancouver, British Columbia. British Columbia Library Association GovInfo Day, April 26, 2013.

Co-Presenter with James Jacobs, Stanford University, “Lots of Copies keep Docs Safe: Using LOCKSS to create distributed digital government information depositories.” Seattle, Washington. ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group Meeting, ALA Midwinter, January 27, 2013.

Co-Presenter with Michael McCaffrey, University of Toronto, “Official Statistics for Reference Librarians – Yes, you need to know this stuff!” Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Library Association Conference, June 2, 2012. http://www.cla.ca/conference/2012/assets/sessions/I71_CLA2012_talk.pdf

Co-Presenter with Patti Ryan and Richard Hayman, “Using Our Voice: Bringing a Socially conscious Approach to Information Literacy (IL) Practice.” Edmonton, Alberta. Workshop on Instruction in Library Use (WILU), May 23, 2012. http://sites.macewan.ca/wilu2012/files/2012/06/May23_1600_HaymanWakarukRyanSloniowki_UsingOurVoice.pdf

Presenter, “Searching the Internet Faster and Safer.” Edmonton, Alberta. Youth Emergency Shelter Society (YESS) in conjunction with the Progressive Librarians Guild, February 27, 2012.

Presenter, “Government Information LibGuide.” Edmonton, Alberta, University of Alberta Libraries Staff Spring Training, May 16 and 19, 2011.

Co-Facilitator with Lindsay Johnston, “Library as Place” Edmonton, Alberta, APLUA Academic Discussion Group, April 4, 2011.

Presenter, “Student Interpretations of the Library as Place” Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, British Columbia Research Libraries Group Lecture Series, March 2-3, 2011.

Presenter, “Student Interpretations of the Library as Place” Edmonton, Alberta, School of Library and Information Studies Research Colloquia Series, February 9, 2011.

Presenter, “International Statistics: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How?” Toronto, Ontario, Ontario Library Association SuperConference, Febuary 5, 2011.

Presenter, “What if we closed the library?” Edmonton, Alberta, NEOS Mini-Conference, June 11, 2010.

Panelist, “Preparing for the Profession: An Interactive Session for New and Emerging Professionals,” Edmonton, Alberta, CLA Annual Conference, June 3, 2010.

Co-Presenter with Anna Bombak, “Have the Feds at Your Fingertips: An Afternoon of Canadian Government Resources (and especially statistics!),” NEOS Libraries’ Spring 2010 Public Service Workshop, University of Alberta, March 15, 2010.

Presenter, “What if we closed the library?” Toronto, Ontario, Ontario Library Association SuperConference, February 27, 2010. 

Participant, “Module Development: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics.” Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Comparative Perspectives Database Workshop, September 9, 2008.

Presenter, “Current Parameters of the Gender and Work Database: Library and Thesaurus.” Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Comparative Perspectives Database Workshop, September 8, 2008.

Panelist, “What do we know about the Research and Information Literacy Habits, Experiences and Expectations of Graduate Students?” York University Libraries, Information Literacy Retreat, May 6, 2008.

Participant, “Roundtable on Questions, Concepts and Themes.” York University, Comparative Perspectives on Precarious Employment (International Workshop), November 3, 2007.

Presenter, “The GWD: A Demonstration.” York University, Comparative Perspectives on Precarious Employment (International Workshop), November 3, 2007.

Presenter, “Overview of the Library Component of the Gender and Work Database.” York University, Librarians’ Group Enrichment Meeting, November 23, 2004.

Presenter, “Introducing the Library Component of the Gender and Work Database: Knowledge Organization in Practice.” York University, Gender and Work Database Launch, September 30, 2004.

Presenter, Session 3: The Vocabulary of Gender and Work, “Creating Intellectual Access Through the Organization of Knowledge: An Introduction to a Project Specific Approach.” York University, Gender and Work: Knowledge Production in Practice Conference, October 1, 2004. http://www.genderwork.ca/conference/Wakaruk_edited_final.pdf

Presenter, Poster Session: “Combining Collections: Integrating Government Collections at a Large Academic Library”, Canadian Library Association Annual Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, June 18, 2004. 

Presenter, “Developing a library database in the area of gender and work studies.” Atkinson College, York University. Gender and Work Database:
Demonstration for Atkinson College Faculty, January 21, 2004
Global Feminization Module Consultation, December 4, 2003
Immigration Module Consultation, May 15, 2003
Union Module Consultation, April 10, 2003
Initial Consultation, December 7, 2002

Facilitator, “Developing a controlled vocabulary for purposes of information retrieval.” Atkinson College, York University, Gender and Work Database Union Module Consultation, April 10, 2003.

Facilitator, “Scholarly Publishing and Special Librarians’ Roundtable.” CASLIS Toronto Chapter, Guinevere’s Turn at the Table: An Evening of Round Table Discussions, September 12, 2002.

Moderator, “Researching, Publishing, Presenting.” Panel Discussion, WNY/O ACRL Spring 2002 Conference, Becoming Visible, Staying Viable: Researching, Publishing, Mentoring, May 3, 2002.

Presenter, “Canadian Librarians Working in America.” Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, January 2002.

Co-presenter with Sylvia Duffus, “Information Resources for Small Business Owners.” Small Business Week, Edmonton Public Library, October 29, 1998.