Yearly Archives: 2013








http://ischool.sjsu.edu/people/community-profile/jolene-finn Student Jolene Finn serves as a “participatory learning guide” in the first massive open online course (MOOC) offered by SJSU SLIS. Finn is one of 11 guides who act as liaisons between the 400 MOOC participants and its instructors. The Hyperlinked Library MOOC (#hyperlibMOOC on Twitter), which started on September 3, […]

#hyperlibMOOC: Profile of Learning Guide Jolene Finn


The concept of “evaluating” information runs throughout the existing ACRL Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education. They highlight the different ways we teach students about information at different points in the research process. Here are the primary points: Standard one: The information literate student determines the nature and extent of […]

Problems with Evaluating: (Part 3) Threshold Concepts






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After completing Dr. Stephens SJSU online course in Fall of 2012, I was inspired to develop a personal blog on library innovations and social media in libraries. In many of our course assignments and projects, we explored and played around with Web 2.0 tools, and using templates developed by Professor […]

Creating Library Currents in a Web 2.0 World – A ...


My new column is up at Library Journal and it’s all about the incredible community of LIS folks in new Zealand: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/12/opinion/michael-stephens/notes-from-some-small-islands-office-hours/ Something struck me about this conference, in addition to my interactions with the library folk I met as we traveled down the North Island, stopping in Wellington for a […]

#officehours: “Notes from a Small Island”