Presenting etc.


  • “University isn’t for people like me”: how widening access efforts influence who participates in higher education. Educational Futures and Fractures Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 24th February 2017.
  • The problem with knowledge: Knowledge after austerity and Brexit. University of the Arts London, 23rd February 2017.


  • Panel Discussion: ‘A Good American’, surveillance and freedom of expression. Scottish PEN and University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 12th December 2016.
  • Enhancing agency through information: A phenomenographic exploration of young people’s political information experiences. ASIS&T Annual Meeting 2016, Copenhagen, 14th – 18th October 2016.
  • Using phenomenographic methods to support political information use. ECIL 2016, Prague, 9th- 13th October 2016.
  • Can libraries be engines for youth citizenship? Contemporary Childhood Conference 2016, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 2nd – 3rd September 2016.
  • Access To Higher Education: How Might This Be Achieved For Students From Economically Disadvantaged Backgrounds? ECER 2016, Dublin, August 2016.
  • Keynote: ‘From the bronze age to big data: why knowledge matters.’ CILIP Conference, Brighton, 13th July 2016
  • What works in closing the access gap? A systematic review of international evidence. Widening Access to Higher Education Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 22nd June 2016.
  • Learning, Lending, Liberty? Can school libraries be engines for youth citizenship? LILAC 2016, Dublin, 21st March 2016.
  • Young people’s experiences of political information: implications for information literacy practice. LILAC 2016, Dublin, 22nd March 2016.
  • Censoring the web: mapping content filtering in UK public libraries. LILAC 2016, Dublin, 23rd March 2016.


  • ‘Learning, Lending, Liberty: can school libraries be engines for youth citizenship?’ Developing information literacy policy and activity in Scotland panel – ECIL 2015, Tallinn, 20th October 2015.
  • Keynote: ‘Using social media to address professional issues in LIS‘ – MmIT Conference, Sheffield, 15th September 2015. (Storify of related tweets)
  • Radical research – Radical Librarians Collective Gathering, Huddersfield, 4th July 2015.
  • “I think the only time I care about politics, is if it affects me or my family. If it
    doesn’t, I have no reason to care about it”: exploring young people’s political agency and the role of information literacy from a critical pedagogical perspective – CAPAL 2015, Ottawa, 1st June 2015.
  • Changing Libraries: what’s social media got to do with it? – MmIT AGM, London, 3rd January 2015.





  • Golau Glau Exhibition, Test Space Leeds, 12th November 2011. Talk on library cuts and closures as part of ‘Public Interest’ art exhibition.
  • Library Campaign Conference, University of London Union, 22nd October 2011. Plenary presentation about Save Doncaster Libraries campaign, workshop on media liaison.
  • ‘Windows on the World – keeping them open. The Prospects for Public Service Broadcasting, Libraries and Arts’. Public event organised by the University of Leeds and Voice of the Listener & Viewer. West Yorkshire Playhouse, 16th July 2011. (Script)
  • Voices for the Library stand at Hay Festival, 28th May – 5th June 2011. (My photos and Simon’s photos)
  • Advocacy in Changing Times and the Role of New Professionals – CILIP Y&H / CDG AGM, 7th April 2011 (Slides)
  • Panel member in Wellbeing Debate, Office for National Statistics and University of Leeds, 4th April 2011.
  • ‘This meeting urges H.M. Government to maintain support for libraries, as an essential local education and information resource.’ Speaker for the resolution. West Yorkshire Federation of WIs, Pudsey Civic Hall, 31st March 2011.


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