News: The Heart of Librarianship by Michael Stephens to be published by ALA Editions

For me, the heart of librarianship is learning. It’s a cyclical process of support, engagement, and discovery with deep roots in the concepts of service, access, and freedom to pursue interests of all kinds. No matter what type of institution, someone is gaining knowledge, finding information, or creating something new […]

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Office Hours: Talk About Compassion

My new column is up: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/04/opinion/michael-stephens/talk-about-compassion-office-hours/ A common punch line in the librarian oeuvre pertains to the number of cats a particular librarian may own. We all know that librarians are dog people, too, as evidenced by the multiple Facebook photos I see of various canine biblio-companions. I am sure librarians […]


Evolving Libraries and the Tiny House Movement – A TTW Guest Post by Samantha Richardson

In recent years, the tiny house movement has gained momentum as more and more people are making the shift toward smaller spaces with fewer belongings. While purging clutter can be a freeing experience, learning to live without can also pose some challenges. Fortunately, mobile information environments and new models of […]

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Library 2.016: Library as Classroom Online Mini-Conference Call for Proposals

Join me at the next Library 2.016 online mini-conference in June: Library as Classroom June 15th, 2016 12:00 – 3:00pm US-Pacific Time In A New Culture of Learning, authors Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown write, “Where imaginations play, learning happens.” This could and should define our services for now and […]

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