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As of August 5, 2014, more than 80 organizations from across the U.S. and Canada have signed up to participate in Outside the Lines, a weeklong celebration demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. The campaign is designed to reintroduce libraries to their communities and get people thinking – and talking […]

“Outside The Lines” Inspires Libraries Nationwide 2

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The Library, with a staff of 42 FTE, attracts nearly 30,000 people to its programs and circulates over 730,000 items. The Library includes the Trove, a library for children, and the Edge, an innovative library for teens that includes a digital media lab. The final phase of its capital campaign […]

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Librarian I (two positions) – White Plains Public Library NY – Apply by August 13


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

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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 […]

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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

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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 2014http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/4635/3878doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v19i5. Academic 15 (A15), an interview–based research project, explores the perceptions of […]

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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: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensJonesDistanceLibraryServicesConf.pdf Other Resources: Lessons […]

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#hyperlibMOOC: Thanks Distance Library Services Conference!