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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 […]

News: The Heart of Librarianship by Michael Stephens from ALA ...


A shout out to all the good folks who came to my talk the last day of the Public Library Association Conference 2016 & all the librarians who stopped me to ask “How is Dozer?” Denver was such a welcoming city – and I so enjoyed talking with public librarians […]

Thanks #PLA2016



Call For Speakers We’re looking for innovative info pros! Information Today invites you to submit your ideas for this year’s Internet Librarian International (ILI) – the library innovation conference. Each year, ILI attracts hundreds of library and information professionals from around the world to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience. We’re seeking fresh […]

#ILI2016 Call For Speakers – London Calling




We had a little server issue at TTW this week, so I am late posting my thanks to the good folks from the Montana Library Association and Montana libraries who hosted me as their keynote for the annual “Offline” conference in Lewistown. MT. What fun! Keynote: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensMontanaOfflineKeynote.pdf Tech/Trends Session: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensTrendsTechMontana.pdf Image: Old […]

Thanks Montana Library Association!


Winter/Spring 2016 Stephens, M. (2016). Keynote: The Hyperlinked Library: The Anywhere Service Dynamic. Montana Library Association Offline Conference, Lewiston, Montana, February 5, 2016. “Horizon Report Library Edition Panel.” Presented as part of a panel with Larry Johnson, Rudolph Mumenthaler, Franziska Regner, and Lambert Heller at the 6th Library Congress Leipzig, Germany, […]

Upcoming Presentations Winter/Spring 2016




I so enjoy library staff development days. The group at Carmel Clay this past week was wonderful – Thanks to all for the great sessions and super good vegetarian lunch! Morning Keynote Slides: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/CarmelStephens2015.pdf Afternoon Session: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensTrendsTechCarmel.pdf   Follow

Thanks Carmel Clay Public Library!



Thanks to all the great folks who hosted me in Flagstaff, ArZ for the Arizona Library Association. Keynote Slides: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensArizonaKeynote112015.pdf Learning Session Slides: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensLearningArizona.pdf Cited “Office Hours” Columns: Always Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/10/opinion/michael-stephens/always-doesnt-live-here-anymore-office-hours/ Agents of Change: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/11/opinion/michael-stephens/agents-of-change-office-hours/ Stacking the Deck: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/06/opinion/michael-stephens/stacking-the-deck-office-hours/#_ Power of Quiet: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/03/opinion/michael-stephens/the-power-of-quiet-office-hours/ Color Me Curious: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/07/opinion/michael-stephens/color-me-curious-office-hours/ Cited: Full Stacks: https://medium.com/@chrismessina/the-full-stack-employee-ed0db089f0a1 5minLib: http://www.5minlib.com/2015/09/31-days-of-instagram-challenge.html Follow

Thanks Arizona Library Association!