Categories Librarians, Libraries & the Profession


Thanks to all who attended the  Northland Library Cooperative meeting in Traverse City yesterday. How wonderful to spend time at my home library and with Michigan library folk. Download the slides for the keynote Library as a Classroom and afternoon session Formula for Success here. Selected Library Journal “Office Hours” columns cited: Adopt or […]

Thanks Northland Library Cooperative!


My new Library Journal column is all about the Next Library experience. Please take a look. Next Library enhanced the global perspective that I’d argue benefits all information professionals. Over fifty Ignite sessions gave participants a sampling of innovation in  libraries around the globe. Petar Luka?i?, Head of Adult department […]

Office Hours: Next Library







I am honored to be a guest on the Circulating Ideas podcast! Steve chats with Dr. Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University and author of The Heart of Librarianship. He also writes the monthly column “Office Hours” for Library Journal. SHOW NOTES: […]

Circulating Ideas: Episode 103 Michael Stephens







Cheers to Martin! Martin Garnar, dean, Kraemer Family Library, was recently elected 2016-17 president of the Freedom to Read Foundation. “The foundation does important work supporting the First Amendment in libraries and the larger society, and I’m humbled for this opportunity to advance its mission,” Garnar said. The Freedom to […]

News: Martin Garnar, UCCS Library Dean to lead Freedom to ...