“The new tools provide powerful options for working with data, text, sound, and images. …. There is, predictably, an increasing departure in information handling from the simple pattern of read, think, then write. Computers are used for so much more than the traditional notion of “computing.’”
–Michael Buckland, Redesigning Library Services, 1992
So the assistant professor in communications at Elizabethtown College designed anexperiment for 120 students at the college and has just reported the results. It turns out that professors with personal Twitter streams appear to be more credible than those who stick to business. The study, co-authored with Jamie Bartolino, one of her students, appears in [...]
I am very happy to have a new article co-written with Warren Cheetham in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, an online peer-reviewed journal.
Download the PDF here: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/11728/13253
Objective – With adoption of the program world-wide, the Learning 2.0 model has been lauded by library professionals as a mechanism to educate library staff and [...]
Today and tomorrow I’m doing a mini-presentation at our SJSU SLIS Booth in the exhibit hall. It’s based on trends talks I do as well as my class “The Hyperlinked Library.”
The slides are here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/StephensTrendsTech2012PLA.pdf
I’m happy to chat with anyone about our programs and opportunities for learning. Please stop by the booth and say hi [...]
Have you heard a great presentation lately? Do you know someone who would inspire a global audience? As we gear up for the highly anticipated Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference, we invite you to nominate your choice of keynote presenters.
The Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference will be held October 3-5, 2012. It will be an [...]
If you’re attending PLA next week, please look for me at the SJSU SLIS Exhibit Space at Booth 2100. I’m doing a short presentation:
Dr. Michael Stephens Thursday, March 15 3:00 pm–3:30 pm & Friday, March 16 11:30 am–12:00 pm
Hyperlinked Libraries: Emerging Tech & Emerging Trends: What trends and technologies are impacting public [...]
I’m using word clouds to frame my slide presentations for classes. This one is based on two articles I wrote about Learning 2.0 for my Transformative Learning & New Literacies class. Click for the large version.
If you’re attending the Public Library Association Conference, set aside some time on Thursday, March 15, to participate in a focus group session about post-MLIS residencies in public libraries.
Leaders from the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, along with national partners, are developing a replicable post-MLIS residency model aimed at [...]
Here is a bit of an article I wrote for SJSU Today:
I believe a focus on play and experimentation is needed for 21st century learning success. These newer forms of learning – play and experimentation – can prepare students for the world they will work in after they graduate, and for years to [...]
Dr. Chris Hagar, a recognized scholar and educator in the areas of crisis informatics and community informatics, will be joining the full-time faculty at the San José State University School of Library and Information Science (SJSU SLIS) in Fall 2012.
At SJSU SLIS, Hagar will continue her research, which focuses on information needs and [...]