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Greetings all! Monday June 25th 9am MCC Room 284, I’m presenting a program at ALA Annual in New Orleans on an ongoing research project: Historically, public librarians and library personnel have pursued opportunities for professional learning experiences (PLE) such as reading professional literature, attending in-service days and conferences. By the […]

ALA Presentation: On the Ground, Online & Operative – Perceptions ...



If you’re a librarian working in an Australian public library, we’d like to interview you about your professional development experiences! Greetings all! I am recruiting interview subjects for a collaborative project involving researchers from San Jose State University and the University of Southern Queensland, in partnership with the Australian Library and […]

Call for Participation: Australian Public Librarian’s Stories of Professional Development







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 ...


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Honored to have an article in the new issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS)  – special supplement on international issues in LIS education. This work is based on what we did in Salzburg in 2011, lead by R. David Lankes. 🙂 http://dpi-journals.com/index.php/JELIS/issue/view/310 Participatory and Transformative […]

New Article: Participatory and Transformative Engagement in Libraries and ...




My new column is up at Library Journal, all about our research concerning The Hyperlinked Library MOOC. Also, I’m very happy to announce we’ll be teaching a revised and updated version of the #hyperlibMOOC in Spring 2015. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/04/opinion/michael-stephens/lessons-from-hyperlibmooc-office-hours/ LIBRARIAN’S ROLES Kyle and I wrote a paper for the proceedings of […]

#hyperlibMOOC in Office Hours – Offering MOOC again in Spring ...