Presentation Calendar

Getting Down to Business: Developing Business Services from the Ground Up. American Library Association Annual Conference. Shannon will be co-presenting at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA in June, 2018.

Build Your Personal Brand Shannon presented at a Chicago area library on October 9, 2017.

Shannon was interviewed on the benefits of the library on May 25, 2017. To listen to the podcast visit

Social Media Engagement for Nonprofits. Connecting Our Communities event. Shannon presented at the Wheeling Township Center on August 25, 2017.

Build Your Personal Brand. Recharge Commitee. Shannon will be co-presenting on February 4, 2017.

Illinois Library Association Conference. Shannon presented 2 programs at the conference in Rosemont, Illinois. Who’s Listening? How to Leverage Your Influence and Lead from any Position on October 18 and The Unshushed Librarian: Finding Your Voice for Community Advocacy on October 19, 2016.

The Best Apps for Business. June 15, 2016. Professional Women’s Connection. Arlington Hts., Illinois.

Twitter for Your Business. May, 2016. Inquire for time and location.

Co-Working Spaces in Libraries. May 6, 2016. Reaching Forward Conference, Rosemont, Illinois

Building Your Business on Ebay & Etsy. March, 2016. Inquire for time and location.

Developing Your Social Media Presence. February 9, 2016. Hands on Suburban Chicago. Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Co-presenting on Creating Community Partnerships. October 24, 2015. Illinois Library Association Conference. Peoria, Illinois.

Using Instagram as a Marketing Tool. August 19, 2015. Inquire for time and location.

Building Engagement and Awareness with Social Media. August 13, 2015. ICOVA Conference, Metcalfe Federal Building, Chicago.

Managing Social Media for Small Business. June 17, 2015. Professional Women’s Council. Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Presentation on using social media safely for employees. June 3, 2015. Private event.

Presentation to a city wide Social Media Team. June 3, 2015. Private event.

Using Instagram as a Marketing Tool. May 20, 2015.

Social Media Decoded. March 19, 2015. Presentation to NWVAN.

Using Social Media Platforms for Small Business. March 13, 2015. Wellness Professionals Network. Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Private event.

Build Your Business with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Business Before Hours at Skokie Public Library. February 4, 2015. Shannon presented on branding, marketing and customer service for small businesses using popular social media websites.

Libraries as Co-Working Spaces. November 13, 2014. Shannon presented with Barbara Alvarez from the Barrington Area Public Library and Julie Kittredge from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library at the Business Librarians Interest Group (BIG) meeting on co-working spaces and how library’s can adapt services and spaces for “solopreneurs” and small businesses.

Social Media for Small Business Marketing. September 24, 2014. Shannon presented on popular social media platforms and how small businesses can expand their marketing toolbox. Elmhurst Public Library, Elmhurst, IL.

Library OnCon. August 26, 2014. Shannon moderated a session on business librarianship through Google Hangouts during the first Library OnCon. For more information please visit

Links to recorded webinars:
Tutor.Com Webinar: Utilizing the Career Center for Job Seekers
Recorded August 12, 2014. Full webinar is 1 hour, Shannon speaks for 15 minutes.
An email address is required to access webinar.

Techsoup Webinar: Public Tech Instruction Online Job Search Assistance.
Only a name or initial is required to access the recording and slides.
Recorded April 24, 2014.
Duration 1 hour.
Speakers: Crystal Schimpf from TechSoup, Shannon Distel and Stephanie Margossian from JobScout
Shannon speaks for 20 minutes on job & career resources and tips for libraries and nonprofits who offer job and career assistance.

Leadership Learning Webinar Series: Enhance Your Professional Reach with Twitter
A webinar series from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, sponsored by Trustmark.
Original live webinar was held on May 7, 2014. The webinar was repeated and recorded on May 21, 2014.
Duration 50 minutes.
Speaker: Intro by Carol Modlin from LFGSM, speaker is Shannon Distel. Shannon presents on the professional reach of Twitter including networking and job seeking and how Twitter is used by industry leaders, HR professionals, employees, job seekers and businesses.