Categories The Hyperlinked Library

Michael Stephens “The Hyperlinked Community Library” from Zukunftswerkstatt on Vimeo. Thanks to my colleagues at the Zukunftswerkstatt for posting their video of my talk last year in Leipzig while I was in Germany speaking at the US Embassy. I’ve been reflecting on 2010 this week and the two back to […]

Video: “The Hyperlinked Community Library” from Leipziger Kongress für Bibliothek und Information 1


I’m updating some slides and prepping for spring classes today. I was pleased to find this wonderful staff directory page for the Todd Library at Waubonsee Community College: Not only do I get a photo of the staff member, I also get access to their social media presence as […]


Integrating Staff Personal Social Media Presence into Library Web Site = Human Touch 5,CST-NWS-redbox26.article ”It would be bestsellers, DVDs and popular items, just like our popular library. You’d put your library card in, select an item, it comes out and you’d return it back to the same place or to any one of our libraries,” Dempsey said. ”Some of these vending machines store […]

Chicago PL Ponders Red Box Like Service


I was recently interviewed for an email blast for ILI2010. Hope to see you in London in October! Here’s the text: Internet Librarian International continues to provide pertinent resources and support for today’s information environments. With the shifting emphasis on information provision; constantly-evolving methods for delivering it; increased demands from […]

Internet Librarian International Interview


Dr Michael Stephens delivered the Dr Laurel Anne Clyde Memorial Keynote Address at the ASLA XXI Biennial Conference, held in Perth, Western Australia, from 29 September to 2 October 2009. Reprinted with permission from the Australian School Library Association Inc. (ASLA) Access 2010 24(1): 5. The evolving Web is an […]


The hyperlinked school library: engage, explore, celebrate 5 Libraries had better prepare for an explosion in the capacity of mobile devices as well as the transformative increase in user capacity and expectations. This was the message conveyed by a panel yesterday at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference on Libraries and Mobile Devices: Public Policy Considerations. After all, explained Jason Griffey, […]

Mobile Devices & Libraries Experts Speak at ALA 1


Do not miss this intriguing discussion that really speaks to the sea change were in. Star here, with this post from Bob McKee, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP): (emphasis in bold mine) There’s some twittering at present about whether CILIP has (or should […]

Associations Using Twitter: CILIP’s “Epic FAIL” & Playing Nice 2