Categories Librarians, Libraries & the Profession


Note from Michael: I am honored to be working as an instructor on this project with some outstanding folks.  http://irdlonline.org/call-for-proposals/ We are issuing a call for applications for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) 2016. We are seeking novice librarian researchers who are employed by academic libraries or […]

IRDL: Call for Proposals


Note from Michael. I was honored to serve on this project’s advisory board. I wrote about it in “Office Hours” here: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/10/opinion/michael-stephens/the-livelong-day-office-hours/ Most of today’s college students who think they only need to land a good job once they graduate are blindsided by all they don’t know about life skills […]

Project Info Lit: Grads Challenged by All They Need to ...







https://pawprint.uni.edu/project/1243 Rod Library wants to empower and inspire the University of Northern Iowa community to discover, imagine, create and innovate. For several years the library has continued to make positive strides toward enhancing the user experience. Help the library continue on this quest by purchasing a Microsoft Surface Hub. The […]

Consider Funding: Rod Library Quest for the Microsoft Surface Hub



The job posting has been taken down but this listing has promoted much discussion in my classes, and I’ll be mentioning it in talks. Saving it here for posterity. http://www.trentonlib.org/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=92&TPID=9534 Innovation Catalyst Librarian (Librarian 1) Trenton Free Public Library, Trenton NJ Salary: $50,765 starting Status: Full-time and benefitted, 35 hours […]

Job Description: Innovation Catalyst Librarian


Adaptive experts and deep learners are the employees most in demand in the tech industry. John P. Mello Jr., whose article, “For Tech Careers it’s Not About What You Studied, it’s About What You Learned”, discusses Project Information Literacy’s (PIL ) survey regarding early adult research habits, and how they, […]

“It’s not what about you studied, it’s about what you ...



For reference purposes it is important to note that this book review and supplemental video were originally completed as a Book Context Assignment for Michael’s The Hyperlinked Library course, taught in the Fall of 2015 at San Jose State University. Socially Isolated Addicted young people Few real-life social ties These […]

Reality is broken: Why games make us better and how ...


Some great opportunities have popped up at the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana. If it wasn’t enough that Michael used to work there, these listings show great potential for some digitally minded, sense-of-humor carrying and industrious librarians. 🙂 Check them out below… Branch Manager, Western Branch (Full-time) Education/Experience: […]

Job Postings: St. Joseph County Public Library