Peer-Reviewed Articles

Stephens, M. (2013). “Exemplary Practice for Learning 2.0: Based on a Cumulative Analysis of the Value and Effect of ‘ 23 Things’ Programs in Libraries,” Reference and User Services Quarterly.

Stephens, M. (2013). “MOOCs for LIS Professional Development: Exploring New Transformative Learning Environments and Roles,” Internet Learning.


Stephens, M. (2013). “MOOCs for LIS Professional Development: Exploring New Transformative Learning Environments and Roles,” Internet Learning. Stephens, M. & Cheetham, W. (2012). “Benefits and results of Learning 2.0: a case study of CityLibrariesLearning – discover*play*connect.” Australian Library Journal, 61(1), 6-15.


Stephens, M. & Cheetham, W. (2012). “The Impact and effect of Learning 2.0 Programs in Australian public libraries.” Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 7(1).


Stephens, M., & Cheetham, W. (2011). The impact and effect of learning 2.0 programs in Australian academic libraries. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 17(1), 31-63.


Stephens, M. (2008). The Pragmatic Biblioblogger: Examining the motivations and observations of Early Adopter Librarian Bloggers. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 13(4), 311-345.


Stephens, M., & Collins, M. (2007). Web 2.0, library 2.0, and the hyperlinked library. Serials Review, 33(4), 253.


Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

Stephens, M. (2012). Proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA Conference and Assembly: “23 Things” as Transformative Learning: Promoting Confidence, Curiosity and Communication via Library Staff Professional Development.


Stephens, M., Cheetham, W., & Sayers, R. (2010). Proceedings of the VALA 2010 Conference: The impact and benefits of learning 2.0 programmes in Australian libraries.


Invited Essays

Stephens, M. (2011). Beyond the walled garden: LIS students in an era of participatory culture. Student Research Journal, 1(2). Retrieved from:


Library Technology Reports

Stephens, M. (2007). Web 2.0 & libraries, part 2: Trends and technologies. Chicago, IL: ALA TechSource.


Stephens, M. (2006). Web 2.0 & libraries: Best practices for social software. Chicago, IL: ALA TechSource.


Articles in LIS Professional Publications

Stephens, M. (2012). Learning Everywhere: A Roadmap. ACCESS, 26(4), pp. 4-6.


Cheetham, W. & Stephens, M. (2010). From a distance: Using emerging technology to organise a study about emerging technology. inCite, 31(1/2), 14.


Stephens, M. (2010). The hyperlinked school library: Explore, engage, celebrate. Access, 24(1), 5-8.


Kern, M. K., & Stephens, M. (2008). Taming technolust: Ten steps for planning in a 2.0 world. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 47(4), 314-317.


Jones, M. A. & Stephens, M. (2008). Welcome to web 2.0: Rounding up new technologies, Serials Librarian, 53(4), 185-193.


Stephens, M. (2007). Dispatches from the field – Web 2.0 and you. American Libraries, 38(11), 32.


Stephens, M. (2007). Building a community: Create your own social network. Computers in Libraries, 27(10), 46-47.


Stephens, M. (2007). Embedding a librarian in your web site using meebo. Computers in Libraries, 27(8), 44-45.


Stephens, M. (2007). How to get your wiki working. Library + Information Gazette, July 13-16.


Stephens, M. (2007). All about podcasting. Library Media Connection, 25(5), 54-57.


Stephens, M. (2007). Creating a librarian’s info-portal with netvibes and RSS. Computers in Libraries, 27(4), 44-45.


Stephen, M. (2007). Putting wikis into play. Computers in Libraries, 27(2), 42-43.


Stephen, M. (2006). Ten rules for new librarians.” Teacher Librarian, 34(2).


Stephens, M. (2006). The read/write school library. School Library Journal, 52(12), 24


Stephens, M. (2006). Dispatches from the Field. American Libraries.37(9), 32


Stephens, M. (2006). Priceless images: Getting started with flickr. Computers in Libraries, 26(10), 44-45.


Stephens, M. (2006). Into a new world of librarianship, OCLC NextSpace, 2. Retrieved from


Stephens, M. (2006). Ten tips for technology training. Computers in Libraries, 26(5), 34-35.


Gordon, R. (2006). IM = FASTER virtual reference on the cheap!. Computers in Libraries, 26(4), 36-37.


Stephens, M. (2006). Promoting gaming programs in libraries, Marketing Library Services, 20(2), 8.


Stephens, M. (2006). How and why to try a blog for staff communication. Computers in Libraries, 26(2), 50-51.


Gordon, R., & Stephens, M. (2006). Welcome to our world!. Computers in Libraries, 26(1), 40-41


Kenney, B., & Stephens, M. (2005). Talkin’ blogs. (Cover story). Library Journal, 130(16), 38-41.


Kenney, B., & Stephens, M. (2005). The feel-good librarian. Library Journal, 130(16), 41.


Stephens, M. (2005). The iPod experiments. Library Journal, 13022-25.


Stephens, M. (2005). Libraries get podcasting. Library Journal, 13024.


Schmidt, A., & Stephens, M. (2005). IM me. Library Journal, 130(6), 34-35.


Stephens, M. (2004). Technoplans vs. technolust. Library Journal, 129(18), 36-37.


Stephens, M. (2004). Here come the trainers!. Public Libraries, 43(4), 214-16.


Recurring Columns

2010-  Office Hours, column in Library Journal. Monthly.


2009-2010 Klerk, J. & Stephens, M. Open conversation, column in Digitale Bibliotheek (Dutch library magazine).


2008-2010 Casey, M. & Stephens, M.  The transparent library, column in Library Journal. Monthly.


Book Forewords

Stephens, M. (2013). Foreword in Jones, K. M. L., & Farrington, P.-A. (2013). Learning from libraries that use WordPress: Content-management system best practices and case studies.


Stephens M. (2012). Foreword in Swanson, Troy A. (2012). Managing Social Media in Libraries: Finding Collaboration, Coordination, and Focus. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing.


Stephens, M. (2010). Foreword in O’Connell, J. & Groom, D. (2010). Learning in a web 2.0 world (learning in a changing world series), Camberwell: ACER Press.


Stephens, M. (2008). Foreword in Kroski, E. (2008).Web 2.0 for librarians and information professionals. New York: Neal-Schumann Publishers.


Stephens, M. (2007). Foreword in Casey, M. E., & Savastinuk, L. C. (2007). Library 2.0: A guide to participatory library service. Medford, N.J.: Information Today, Inc.


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