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From Michael:  Greetings all! I am thrilled to be traveling to Denmark next week for the Next Library Conference in Aarhus at the Dokk1 library. One of the most resonating statements I have heard in recent years came from Dokk1’s  Marie Østergård at PLA in 2016: “We don’t hire for librarians or […]

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Honored to have an article in the new issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS)  – special supplement on international issues in LIS education. This work is based on what we did in Salzburg in 2011, lead by R. David Lankes. 🙂 http://dpi-journals.com/index.php/JELIS/issue/view/310 Participatory and Transformative […]

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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”


More keynotes from some great folks here: http://www.youtube.com/user/lianzaNZ Previously posted: Thanks to everyone who made this trip to New Zealand for the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa Conference so wonderful and magical. From the Powhiri that opened the conference at the  Turangawaewae Marae to the beautiful M?ori songs that filled the ballroom […]

Video: LIANZA Keynote ’13



Thanks to everyone who made this trip to New Zealand for the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa Conference so wonderful and magical. From the Powhiri that opened the conference at the  Turangawaewae Marae to the beautiful M?ori songs that filled the ballroom after the keynotes, this experience touched my heart. The […]

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Just submitted my abstract for my keynote at LIANZA 2013. I am honored that my keynote presentation is sponsored by Victoria University of Wellington! 🙂 LEARNING EVERYWHERE: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries Michael Stephens, PhD, San José State University, San José, California USA Mobile and Web technologies are creating […]

Learning Everywhere in New Zealand



September 26, 2013: “Learning Everywhere: Ten Mobile Things to Explore & Use” Presentation & Immersive Laboratory workshop, NORWELD, Bowling Green, Ohio. September 30, 2013: “Of MOOCs & Mayhem,” Roles for Libraries — MOOCs, eLearning & Gamification, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. October 10, 2013: “Learning Everywhere,” Presentation for staff, Washington University Libraries, St. […]

Upcoming Presentations Fall 2013




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Video: Hamburg, TUHH. Courtesy of the Zukunftwerkstatt Christoph Deeg was my gracious traveling companion for much of the week. (Photo by Martin Kramer) http://zukunftswerkstatt.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/eine-woche-mit-michael-stephens/ I want to extend heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended my talks in Germany and the good folks who worked so tirelessly to bring me over […]

Thanks to All in Germany – “Learning Everywhere” Visit 2012 ...


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  http://www.imls.gov/new_report_explores_roles_of_libraries_and_museums_in_an_era_of_participatory_culture.aspx The Salzburg Global Seminar and the Institute of Museum and Library Services announce the publication of “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture.” The report details the events of the October, 2011 convening of fifty-eight library, museum, and cultural heritage leaders from thirty-one countries. Together, the […]

Salzburg Report Released – Libraries and Museums in an Era ...