Categories Pursuing the PhD

Kyle Jones shares some reflection on his first semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Library and Information Studies (LIS) doctoral program: With good timing, a friend recently contacted me about his own interests in pursuing a PhD in library and information studies.  Knowing that I had just […]

Thoughts on the Fall Semester by an LIS PhD Student 1


Kyle Jones sent this to me: Kjellberg, Sara. “I am a blogging researcher: Motivations for blogging in a scholarly context” First Monday[Online], Volume 15 Number 8 (14 July 2010) Kjellberg conducted in-depth interviews with researchers who blog for the study. Take a look at the findings and discussion for some […]


Motivations of Scholarly Bloggers 3

I realized I hadn’t blogged this, but my article “The Pragmatic Biblioblogger: Examining the Motivations and Observations of Early Adopter Librarian Bloggers” is in Internet Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 13, Issue 4, p311-345. It’s been a long time since November 2005 when 238 hearty bibliobloggers took my survey. The changes since then […]

The Pragmatic Biblioblogger is in IRSQ 1

model Ten winners of the inaugural Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award were recognized at a ceremony hosted by the New York Times December 9. The award, administered by the ALA’s Public Information Office and the Campaign for America’s Libraries, recognizes public, school, and college librarians for […]


Congrats to Dr. Margaret Lincoln!

  My Dissertation Bound, originally uploaded by mstephens7. I just received three bound copies of my dissertation from ProQuest. For those who might be interested, you can download a PDF version here: stephens-mfinal TTW Contributor Lee LeBlanc provided these links: From the conclusion: While Gorman (2005) defined a […]

My Dissertation Bound 15


Haven’t had a reinvention post in a while. I was tickled to read about Karen Schneider’s new position with Equinox. As of June 23 (just in time for ALA!), I’m the Community Librarian at Equinox, the support and development company for Evergreen, the premier, industrial-strength open-source integrated library system software. […]


Reinvention – Free Range Librarian Style

A post that is long overdue. I want to extend public thanks to Jennifer Graham and Scott Smith for the invaluable assistance they provided me as I finished my dissertation. In a way, it’s also an acknowledgement of how powerful these informal blogging connections can be. In the space of […]

A Long Overdue Note of Thanks 1


Some folks have asked about my dissertation. Last I heard it’s number 85 in line for the university reader. So I thought I’d share one of the sections here. This is the analysis of the question “Why do you blog?” To share information or insight Sharing is important to the […]


Modeling the Role of Blogging in Librarianship: Librarian, Why Do You Blog? 2