I was honored to present at ALISE 2013 with Kyle Jones. Here’s a link to our presentation:
Beautiful Connections: Questions in Distance Education
Distance Education SIG
Convener: Nora Bird, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The session will explore new research by three presenters on the connection opportunities that extend beyond the virtual classroom. Presenters will explore walled gardens, communities of practice, and ego- centric analysis of connectedness.
Presenters: Michael Stephens, San Jose State University; Kyle Jones, University of Wisconsin at Madison; Jennifer Branch, Joanne de Groot, and Kandise Salerno, University of Alberta; and Fatih Oguz and Nancy Poole, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Sadly, cancelled flights and weather have grounded me until an early morning flight in twelve hours! I am sad to miss presenting tomorrow morning at the WISE Pedagogy Pre-conference Workshop at the Association for Library and Information Science Education Conference in Seattle. I told my colleagues I would share my slides here. I put together a quick slide deck highlighting some of my teaching practices and experiences, exploring some of the themes in my recent publications.
Download the slides here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/StephensWISEWorkshop.pdf
“Our Common Purpose” http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/06/opinion/michael-stephens/our-common-purpose-office-hours/
“Beyond the Walled Garden” http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/slissrj/vol1/iss2/2/
Don’t miss this archive of resources from the R-Squared Conference:
In case you missed it, here’s my “Office Hours” column about one of the best library conference I’ve ever attended:
I really enjoy participating in library staff development days. I get to visit with library staff, talk about what’s happening and coming in our world, and get a nice glimpse into how the library works on a day that everyone comes together to learn. Today at Barrington Area Library was no exception – thanks to all who made the morning so much fun!
The slides are here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/HyperlinkedBarrington.pdf
I’m driving to northern Illinois later today to present at the Barrington Area Library Staff Development Day. It’s my last talk of the year!
Thanks to everyone who attended my talks this year – it’s been super fun.
While in California for California Library Association and our SJSU SLIS faculty retreat, I was invited to present via teleconference for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Technology Work Group. The meeting was in Seattle and try as we might, zipping up and back from San Jose wan’t in the travel cards. Via teleconference, however, I was able to present “Tomorrow’s Libraries: Technologies & trends shaping libraries” for the group. The slides are here:
Special thanks to Darrin Hoerner and Chris Jowaisas at gates and the good folks on the SJSU campus for making everything go so smoothly!
I am behind in a few posts, but I wanted to make sure I gave a big shout out to the delegates, organizers and advisory board of this year’s Internet Librarian International conference. I was honored to be a conference co-chair this year.
It was a wonderful two days in London, filled with intriguing discussions and ideas from around the globe. This conference always energizes me because of the perspectives our delegates bring. I especially enjoyed participating in the closing plenary with conference co-chair Donna Saxby.
Check out the roster of presentations here: http://www.internet-librarian.com/2012/programme.php
Yesterday I presented the SJSU SLIS Lecture at the California Library Association. Thanks to all who attended and participated. Download the slides here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/StephensLearningEverywhereCLA.pdf
Hello from London! We start tomorrow but here’s a sneak of one of the conference talks. This one is by Åke Nygren from Stockholms Stadsbibliotek: