Survey: Technology, Collaboration, and Learning: Perceptions and Effectiveness of Public Library Staff Professional Development

As long as libraries have had reference desks to staff, public librarians and library personnel have pursued learning opportunities for professional development (PD). Library personnel access PD through various channels, such as in-service learning days, conferences, face-to-face and recorded workshops and lectures, and auditing LIS classes. Now, 21st Century library personnel– whether […]

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#ILI2016 Call For Speakers – London Calling

Call For Speakers We’re looking for innovative info pros! Information Today invites you to submit your ideas for this year’s Internet Librarian International (ILI) – the library innovation conference. Each year, ILI attracts hundreds of library and information professionals from around the world to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience. We’re seeking fresh […]


Open Conversation: About Trust

Jan: Hi Michael. I enjoyed the slides of your Hyperlinked School Library: Explore, Engage, Celebrate keynote at ASLA 2009 (Australia School Library Association) very much and I want to ask you some questions about it. Talking about the continuous online computing Generation Y or Google Generation you pose the question: “How […]

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Thanks Montana Library Association!

We had a little server issue at TTW this week, so I am late posting my thanks to the good folks from the Montana Library Association and Montana libraries who hosted me as their keynote for the annual “Offline” conference in Lewistown. MT. What fun! Keynote: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensMontanaOfflineKeynote.pdf Tech/Trends Session: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensTrendsTechMontana.pdf Image: Old […]

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Upcoming Presentations Winter/Spring 2016

Winter/Spring 2016 Stephens, M. (2016). Keynote: The Hyperlinked Library: The Anywhere Service Dynamic. Montana Library Association Offline Conference, Lewiston, Montana, February 5, 2016. “Horizon Report Library Edition Panel.” Presented as part of a panel with Larry Johnson, Rudolph Mumenthaler, Franziska Regner, and Lambert Heller at the 6th Library Congress Leipzig, Germany, […]


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Do Search Engines Make us Feel Smarter Than We Are? by TTW Contributor Troy Swanson 1

I have always been interested in the cognitive side of information literacy. How does our existing knowledge, personal beliefs, worldview, and experience intertwine into a decision-making process? How can we understand this process and use it to improve the teaching of information literacy skills? That being said, I really enjoyed […]