Poster Presentation at the 2022 VLA/VLACRL Annual Conference. Making Your Voice Count: An Equitable and Inclusive Approach to Thriving in Leadership Searches. James Rhoades & Karen Centeno. October 19-21,2022.
Speaker at the XIII Latin American Annual Conference of Librarians, Museoligists, and Archivists: Hispanic Diasporas: a necessary co-creation. University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia. September 7-9, 2022
Speaker at the Virginia Library Association 2021 Annual Conference: Exploring Inclusive and Diverse Impressions of Academic Libraries: An equitable approach to orienting international student success”. James Rhoades & Karen Centeno. October 29, 2021
Panelist at MLA 2021 Annual Conference: “Health and Libraries during Covid-19: An MLA International and Intercultural Session”. Ana Corral & Ginny Pannabecker. May 24, 2021
Speaker at the National Library Week, University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus: “Professional Digital Identity: how to advance in the academic library career.” (Via Google Meets). April 8, 2021
Speaker at the 2021 ACRL Virtual Conference: “Equity building in organizational decision-making during turbulent times: Perspectives on how a diverse governance model can facilitate an inclusive work environment.” Robert Tench, James Rhoades, Elizabeth Hoghe, and Karen D. Centeno. April 6, 2021
Speaker at Continued Education Training Series for School Librarians, Library and Information Services Department, Puerto Rico Department of Education: “Digital Identity for Library Professionals.” (Via Zoom). December 10, 2020
Speaker at Jornadas del Sistema Integrado de Información Documental Centroamericano (SIIDCA/CSUCA): “Transformation of the role of the Reference Librarian.” (via Zoom). August 11, 2020
Poster Presentation: “Creating collaboration spaces for international students at Old Dominion University: a shared responsibility.” XI Latin American Conference of Librarians, Archivists, and Museologists. Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, Santurce, Puerto Rico. August 5-9, 2019
Poster Presentation: “Information Competencies and reading habits of first-year students in Puerto Rico: Contributions from school and university libraries: A research in progress.” Research and Creativity GSIST Workshop in the Information Field. Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technologies, GSIST, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. December 13, 2016
Speaker in the Bayamón, Humacao, and San Juan Regional Meeting, Conference: The importance of evaluating children/juvenile literature resources in the school library context: A special project between GSIST and BCBI. Dr. Ketty Rodríguez Casillas and Karen D. Centeno Casillas. Association of School Librarians of Puerto Rico, ABESPRI. University of Puerto Rico, Carolina Campus, PR September 29, 2016.
Panelist in the Annual Conference and Meeting of the Librarian Society of Puerto Rico, Forum: Reflections on the New ACRL Frameworks. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, PR, December 2, 2016.
Speaker in the 2ndo Encuentro Nacional de Destrezas de Información, University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla Campus, PR. Conference: “Integration of Information Competencies into the Curriculum at Trina Padilla de Sanz High School Library: experiences, challenges, and opportunities.” October 21, 2016.
Panelist in the XVI Conference and Meeting of The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and Spanish Speaking, REFORMA, Forum: Special curriculum integration project between GSIST and BCBI: Evaluation of Children’s and juvenile literature in the Proposal to establish the Children and Juvenile Center. Karen D. Centeno Casillas and Dr. Ketty Rodríguez Casillas. Reforma, Puerto Rico Chapter. Barceloneta, PR. May 13, 2016
Panelist at the 2016 Library Week Activities of the Library Sciences and Informatics Library, Forum: Children’s and Juvenile Collection Dedication in honor to Pura Belpré: supporting the GSIST school library and children & Juvenile literature courses. University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, PR. April 14, 2016
Speaker at XVII Reading Symposium: Juvenile literature in the present context. Conference: “Reading habits for information skills in the Puerto Rican school libraries: from school to university.” Sponsored by the School Librarians Association of Puerto Rico, ABESPRI. San Juan, PR. November 17, 2015.
Speaker at Primer Congreso Iberoamericano de Bibliotecas Escolares, CIBES 2015. Conference: “Reading habits for information skills and information literacy in the Puerto Rican school libraries.” Sponsored by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidade Estadual Paulista de Brasil and Getafe Townhall. Getafe, Spain. October 26-28, 2015.
Speaker at 2015 Library Week Activities at the Library Sciences and Informatics Library, University of Puerto Rico: Rediscovering possibilities at the Library Sciences and Informatics Library from the Library System. Conference: “The relevance of children and juvenile collections in the context of an academic library.” University of Puerto Rico. Río Piedras Campus, PR. April 16, 2015
Speaker at the XIII Puerto Rican Research in Education Conference. Conference: “School transformation without libraries? Information skills and digital reading habits in students entering the first year at universities in Puerto Rico”.Sponsored by The School of Education, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, PR March 11-13, 2015
Speaker at Primer Congreso Internacional Multidisciplinario de Alfabetización Informativa, Educación para la Inclusión Social CIMALFIN. Conference: “Information skills and digital reading habits in students entering the first year in universities of Puerto Rico: the contribution of school and university libraries.” Sponsored by Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, El Colegio de Chihuahua, and Grupo Baratz. Ciudad Juárez, México. November 2014
Speaker at II Congreso Internacional de Secretarías Ejecutivas y Bibliotecología, Conference: “Puerto Rican school libraries overview: challenges and opportunities.” Lecture: “Experiences during the research process and publication: Information skills in the school libraries of Puerto Rico, a necessary exploration.” Sponsored by Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Ecuador, CIDE, and Universidad Técnica de Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador. August 2014
Speaker at Activity at the Student-Teacher Practice Orientation Week, School of Education, Conference: “El desarrollo de competencias y otras actividades de la biblioteca de la escuela Trina Padilla de Sanz de San Juan” and “Resultados de la Investigación: Las competencias de información en escuelas sin biblioteca: la contribución de las tecnologías”. University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Puerto Rico.August 2014
Speaker at Activity at the Student-Teacher Practice Orientation Week, School of Education, Conference: “Las competencias de información en la biblioteca escolar puertorriqueña: una exploración necesaria” and “El desarrollo de competencias de información y otras actividades en la Biblioteca de la Escuela del Siglo XXI Trina Padilla de Sanz”. University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Puerto Rico. August 2013
Speaker at Primer Encuentro Virtual Educa Las Américas 2013. Conference: “Desarrollo de Competencias de Información en Escuelas sin Biblioteca: la contribución de las tecnologías”. Centro de Convenciones, San Juan, PR. December 2013
Speaker at XII Congreso de Investigación en la Educación. Conference: “Las competencias de información en la biblioteca escolar puertorriqueña: una exploración necesaria”. School of Education, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, PR March 7-9, 2013