“The Expropriation of Monastic Libraries in Central Europe, 1773–1814,” Conference “How the Secularization of Religious Houses Transformed the Libraries of Europe, 16th–19th Centuries,” Bodleian Libraries, Centre for the Study of the Book, University of Oxford, March 22–24, 2012.
“Anglo-American Myths of the Islamic East,” Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, March 2, 2012.
Invited speaker (with Sarah Pritchard): “Acquisition Programs at Research Libraries: What Really Goes On,” Caxton Club of Chicago, November 11, 2011.
Introduction and Moderator, “Fabrics of Life: How Fashion Makes Us Who We Are,” Northwestern University Office of Alumni Relations and Development, National Arts Club, New York, NY, September 16, 2011.
Invited speaker, “Knutfest: A Farewell to Knut Dorn,” American Library Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 24, 2011.
“Cult and Culture of Assessment: Some Thoughts on Collection Assessment in an Age of Ubiquity,” American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 10, 2011.
Moderator, “Meeting with Jutta Bauer, 2010 Winner of the H.C. Andersen Award,” with Nikolaus Heidelbach, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, Italy, March 29, 2011. In German.
Moderator, “Meeting with Philip Giordano, Winner of the 2010 International Prize for Illustration, Bologna Children’s Book Fair/Fundación SM,” Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, Italy, March 28, 2011.
Moderator, “Panel Four: Cultural Interaction in the Space of Dialogue,” Rhodes Forum, “World Public Forum—Dialogue of Civilizations,” Rhodes, Greece, October 7–11, 2010.
“Anglo-American Myths of Central Asia,” Rhodes Forum, “World Public Forum—Dialogue of Civilizations,” Rhodes, Greece, October 9, 2010.
“Libraries as Keepers of Memory,” Conference “65th Anniversary–End of World War II: Lessons to be Learned from History,”Bratislava, Slovakia, April 23–24, 2010.
“Die Erschlieβung als Komplement zur ‘Kunst des Vergessens’: Die Pflicht der Bibliotheken” (Bibliographic Access as a Complement to ‘The Art of Forgetting’: The Duty of Libraries). In German. Conference “National Responsibility for Cultural Heritage,” Frankfurt Book Fair, October 16–17, 2009.
Co-convenor and Moderator, “21st Century Libraries: Changing Forms, Changing Challenges, Changing Objectives,” 8th Frankfurt Scientific Symposium, Haus am Dom/Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany, November 3–4, 2008.