Category Archives: Upcoming Presentations

Tech Day for Panhandle Library Access Network

http://www.plan.lib.fl.us/WSDescription.cfm?WSID=20515

As new technologies become available, how do we effectively plan in libraries? How do we plan to optimize staff, money, and time? How do we determine what’s important? This interactive workshop presented by Michael Stephens, author of the Tame the Web Blog and contributor to ALA’s TechSource Blog, will offer insights for planning, projects, and detail the hot technologies libraries are grappling with today.

I’m looking forward to a few days in Florida in January! Hope to see you there!

Ontario Library Association: The Blog People: Librarians Generating Content And Communication

Ontario Library Association Superconference
Frida, February 3, 2006
3:45-5:00
Publishing; Blogging; Communication
THE BLOG PEOPLE: LIBRARIANS GENERATING CONTENT AND COMMUNICATION
Michael Stephens, Special Projects Librarian
Concerning itself with recent research concerning blogs, librarians and libraries, this session focuses on this powerful content management tool. We’ll examine successful library initiatives, librarians who blog and the thriving community of practice created in this virtual environment. Get a big picture view of biblioblogosphere.

Ontario Library Association: Technology And Education: Are Library Schools Doing An Adequate Job?

Ontario Library Association Superconference
Friday February 2, 2006
9:05-10:20
Technology and Education; Library Schools; Career Issues
TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION: ARE LIBRARY SCHOOLS DOING AN ADEQUATE JOB?
Mary Cavanagh, SmartLibrary Project Coordinator, Doctoral candidate in Information Science; Jenny Levine, Internet Development Specialist; Michael Stephens of Tame the Web, Doctoral candidate in Information Science
How are new MLS graduates getting the technology background needed for real life applications in libraries? Are they learning on the job or are library schools adequately preparing students? The latest Canadian study “The Future of Human Resources in Canadian Libraries”, known colloquially as the 8Rs study, lists “technology skills” as the fifth most important and difficult to fill competency and “can flexibly respond to change” as the second. Join our panelists as they debate the effectiveness of current technology education in library schools.