Categories Librarians, Libraries & the Profession

Note: This is a draft of a chapter for the upcoming book An Introduction to Today’s Information Services edited by Dr. Sandra Hirsh. Dr. Hirsh, Director of SJSU SLIS, graciously allowed me to publish the draft here for feedback and comment. Special thanks to my research assistant Margaret Jean Campbell for her […]

Serving the User When and Where They Are: Hyperlinked Libraries


Edited by Nicole Pagowsky & Miriam Rigby Published by ACRL Publications “…why, in spite of evolving efforts, does racial and ethnic diversity among librarians remain virtually unchanged within academic libraries?” The chapter, “Unpacking Identity: Racial, Ethnic, and Professional Identity and Academic Librarians of Color,” written by Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, Azusa Tanaka, and […]

The Librarian Stereotype

Unpacking Identity Chapter in The Librarian Stereotype

We’re delighted to announce that Smithsonian thought leader and digital strategist Michael Edson has agreed to give the opening keynote at Internet Librarian International in London this October. The Dark Matter of the Internet According to Michael, history is defined by periods in which we thought we had a pretty […]

News: Michael Edson to Keynote Internet Librarian International


Academic 15: Evaluating library and IT staff responses to disruption and change in higher educationby Michael Stephens, David Wedaman, Ellen Freeman, Alison Hicks, Gail Matthews–DeNatale, Diane Wahl, and Lisa Spiro.First Monday, Volume 19, Number 5 – 5 May 2014 Academic 15 (A15), an interview–based research project, explores the perceptions of […]


New Article: Evaluating library and IT staff responses to disruption and change in higher education

Greetings from Denver! I’m here to present this paper from our #hyperlibMOOC research: Stephens, M. & Jones, K. M. L.  (2014, April). “Emerging Roles: Key Insights from Librarians in a Massive Open Online Course” proceedings of 16th Distance Library Services Conference, Denver, April 2014. The slides are here: Other Resources: Lessons […]


#hyperlibMOOC: Thanks Distance Library Services Conference!

outside the lines launches september 2014 Weeklong Celebration Gets Communities Thinking of Libraries  in a Whole New Way DENVER–April 14, 2014–Inspired by the urgent need to shift perceptions of libraries, a group of Colorado library marketers and directors have developed a bold, new campaign that reintroduces libraries to their communities […]

News: Outside the Lines


Via Pam the Librarian: Last week I went to the Exeter Public Library with a colleague to work on a project for our high school. We needed Internet access, a table to spread our documents out on, an outlet to plug-in our devices, a spot away from the distractions […]


Really? No Place for Collaboration at the Library 1