Presentations, Programs and Workshops

I present programs and workshops on a variety of topics, including books, audiobooks, blogging, and pop culture and libraries.

If you're interested in a presentation, please contact me for rates and details. My email is lizzy.burns @

Past presentations have included:

Co-Presenter. Virtual Services from the New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center. July 7, 2020, at

Co-Presenter. Storytime for All: How Libraries are Adapting a Beloved Tradition. National Book Festival, August, 2019. 

Co-Presenter. ASGCLA President’s Program: Understanding the Marrakesh Treaty -- Implications and Implementations for Librarians. American Library Association Conference, June, 2019. 

Co-Presenter. Listen to This: Finding Audiobooks in Languages Other Than English. Public Library Association Conference, March, 2018. 

Co-Presenter. Freedom to Read in Any Language. REFORMA 13th Annual Mini-Conference, June, 2017.

Conversation Starter: Beyond Print - Audiobooks, Braille, & Large Print. American LIbrary Association Annual Conference, June, 2015. 

Co-Presenter. Genre Overview: New Adult. Massachusetts Library System, MLA Webinar, June, 2015.

Co-Presenter. Whose Reality Gets Written? YALSA’s YA Literature Symposium. November, 2014.

Co-Presenter. Conversation Starter: All About ARCS: The Ins and Outs of Requesting, Using, and Abusing Advanced Reading Copies. American Library Association Annual Conference, June, 2013.

Co-Presenter. Conversation Starter. “New Adult” Fiction: What Is It? American Library Association Annual Conference, July, 2013. 

Co-Presenter. YA Literature and Fan-Created Work. YALSA’s YA Literature Symposium. November, 2012.

Keynote Speaker. Toy Story, Glee, and Reality TV: Pop Culture and the Future of Youth Services. Youth Services Section of the New York Library Association Spring Conference. April, 2011. Published in Youth Services Section Fall Newsletter, Fall 2011, pp. 6-7 at 

Moderator. Diversity in YA Literature. School Library Journal Day of Dialog, May, 2011.

Co-Presenter. Putting It Into Practice, Promoting Teen Reading With Web 2.0 Tools: YALSA Preconference, American Library Association Annual Conference, June, 2010.

Co-Presenter. Children’s and YA Book Blogs: Enhancing Library Services. American Library Association Annual Conference, June, 2010. 

Co-Presenter. The Cybils, Children's Literary Cafe at New York Public Library, November 7, 2009. Details here.

Technology: The Engine Driving Pop Culture-Savvy Libraries or Source of Overload?  Internet Librarian, October, 2009.

Co-Presenter. The Blogger, the Book, and the Buzz. School Library Journal Day of Dialog, May, 2009. 

Co-Presenter. Fandom, Fan Life, and Participatory Culture. YALSA YA Literature Symposium, November, 2008.

Co-Presenter. Welcome to the Kidlitosphere: Reading, Reviewing, and Blogging about Children’s Literature. NCTE Annual Convention, November, 2007.

Co-Presenter. Pop Goes the Library: Using Popular Culture to Connect with Your Whole Community. Long Island Library Conference May, 2007.

I have also presented at the New Jersey Library Association, the New Jersey Youth Services Forum, as well as at local libraries and library systems.