I enjoy speaking and presenting on a variety of topics, including student learning assessment, community college libraries, metacognition, literacy, critical librarianship, information literacy, online teaching, and LGBTQ+ issues.

If you have questions about my past presentations or if you have a speaking opportunity that you think would be a good fit for me, please contact me: ztrope at gmail dot com.

Updated July 2019



  • “To Lock or Not to Lock? Using Respondus Lockdown Browser for Secure Assessments.” IGNIS Webinar Series for the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges. Webinar. April 26, 2018.
  • “Who Succeeds in Higher Education? Questioning the Connection Between Academic Libraries and Student Success.” Invited plenary session. California Academic & Research Libraries Conference. April 15, 2018.
  • “‘They Do Everything on Their Phones!’: Why Mobile Device Accessibility Matters for Student Success.” Washington State Canvas Conference. March 30, 2018.


  • “Observe, Reflect, Learn! Developing a Peer Teaching Observation Program in Your Library.” Canadian Library Assessment Workshop. Victoria, BC. October 27, 2017.
  • “Changing Tides: Exploring Trends in Information Literacy Programs.” Panel moderator. ACRL WA/OR Joint Conference. Eatonville, WA. October 20, 2017.
  • “Can We Demonstrate Library Value Without Violating Student Privacy?” Intellectual and Academic Freedom and the Academic Library Workshop. Colorado Academic Library Association. Denver, CO. July 21, 2017.
  • “Applying the Framework to an Online Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course.” Poster session at the Association of College and Research Libraries conference. Baltimore, MD. March 24, 2017.
  • “Assessing RA: How to Measure Student Growth and Performance.” Metacognition & Mindfulness: Academic Literacies for the 21st Century, a Regional Reading Apprenticeship Conference. Renton, WA. March 11, 2017.
  • “Thinking About Thinking about the Research Paper: Engaging Metacognition Throughout the Student Research Process.” Metacognition & Mindfulness: Academic Literacies for the 21st Century, a Regional Reading Apprenticeship Conference. Renton, WA. March 10, 2017.
  • “Getting Students to Engage with Your Assigned Readings.” University of Colorado Denver Center for Faculty Development. Lunch & Learn Workshop. March 7, 2017.
  • “The Post-Truth is Out There.” Virtual panel moderated by the University of Washington student chapter of the American Library Association. With Susan Hildreth, Sarah Houghton, and Martin Garnar. March 1, 2017.




  • “Live The Question, Love The Question: Embracing Inquiry-Based Learning In The One-Shot.” Library Instruction West. Portland, OR. July 24, 2014.
  • “Splashes of Color: Quick and Easy Active Learning Assessments in Your Library Classroom.” LOEX Conference. Grand Rapids, MI. May 9, 2014. With Elise Ferer and Maoria Kirker.