The theme of this conference, “I believe in the power of libraries,” was such a hit that the executive team promised to make a store available for our librarians to buy shirts, buttons, bags and such. (see more about that in this post) Besides creating that logo for the show, I also helped build the keynote presentation introducing the theme, as I have every year since 2012. This year’s presentation was 650 slides long, allowed the audience to participate in polls throughout and displayed the poll results on screen, involved several video clips (as usual), and included a few demos. We had a good turn out, and I think we lived up to the expectations:


COSUGI 2013 Keynote Presentation

Whew! This show was a doosy. I built this 3-hour presentation for Bill Davison and other SirsiDynix Executives in the first quarter of 2013. About 6 months prior, I had shifted from marketing to engineering to fill a gap created when their only UI designer quit. Unfortuately, I was not replaced in Marketing (although another UI designer, a friend from my college days named Hyrum Denney, was hired to work with me in engineering.) Therefore I found myself doing two jobs at once during the busiest time of the SirsiDynix year. I was also pregnant. I had a lot of false labor.

This presentation was first given in the Salt Palace in March of 2013. I created it in Illustrator, Photoshop and Prezi.

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COSUGI Keynote – 2014

Every year I work on the keynote presentation for SirsiDynix’s biggest user group. It takes several months, and many late nights, to complete. The keynote itself lasts about 3 hours. I play a big role in the conception and creation. The themes that are highlighted by the keynote in COSUGI are recycled by marketing and sales for the following year. In 2014 we used the presentation tool called Prezi. Flip through the finished Prezi here.

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