Presentations / Publications

Presentations and Publications by Joe Murphy, Librarian

For a fuller list of contributions, see for presentations and for publications.

Select keynote talks – online at

  • “Innovative Library Directions,” Edinburgh Scotland.
  • “Tech Analysis & Inspiration Points for Library Futures.” Southern African Online Information Meeting (SAOIM). June 2014, Pretoria, South Africa.
  • “The Post Mobile Library.” m-Libraries, Hong Kong, May 2014.
  • MetLib 2014, New Zealand “Technology, innovation and the library of the future.” May 2014.
  • VALA, Melbourne, Australia. 2014.
  • “Technology trends for information professionals .” Internet Librarian International, Oct 15, 2013. London.
  • “Tech & Libraries Designing the Future Together.” Library Two-Day Conference. Middelburg, the Netherlands. Dec 2012
  • “Tech Changes & Library Futures.” Conference on GenNext Libraries, Emerging Technologies: New Direction for Libraries. Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei. Oct. 8, 2012.
  • “Technology and its impact on learning and research.” International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. June 2012.

Select writings:

Book Series Co-Editor: Emerging Trends in Librarianship, Morgan & Claypool.


  • Location-Aware Services and QR Codes for Libraries. The Tech Set series. Neal-Schuman. 2011.
  • Mobile Devices and the Library: Handheld Tech, Handheld Reference. Edited by Joe Murphy. Oct 14th 2011, Routledge. 978-0-415-68975-5.
  • Topic Consultant [Technical Editor]:  Rector, Natalie T. Social Media Marketing for Libraries. Ed. Joe Murphy. LITA Publications. eBook.

Guest Editor: 4 special issues of The Reference Librarian. Volume 52 #1 and 2 2011 and expected publication date for second issue Volume 53 issue 1 Fall 2011. Third and fourth volume dates TBD.

Articles (select):

  • “Using Mobile Devices FOR Research.” (Cover story). Online. May 2010; 34(3):14-18. Peer Reviewed.
  • “Social Networking Literacy Competencies For Librarians: Exploring Considerations And Engaging Participation.” With Heather Moulaison. Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, March, 2009. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2009. Page 328.