By Michael Casey & Michael Stephens
When did it become an acceptable customer service response to try and push out an entire age group of users?
Never, but that’s happening at too many libraries. Can we remain transparent, open, and focused on the core value of access and still tell young people to find [...]
MS: Comments on my blog ranged from the forward-thinking, right-up-Ranganathan’s alley and the “Anonymous” who said, “Of course that crap should be banned” to the thoughtful critique and commentary of Ian McKinney from cutting-edge Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN. He reminds us the problem was specific kids, not technology. Indeed, I worry the [...]
Did you know ALA was publishing the “Core Competencies of Librarianship?” Brian Kenney writes:
Although the guidelines were presented at a public meeting, I don’t think this document is widely available, but you could try searching ala.org. The document is predictably conservative—in the sense of preserving what exists—and covers what you’d imagine: the foundation [...]
Solo trip to see HRC in Mishawaka Originally uploaded by Litandmore
I started Internet training at the St. Joseph County Public Library the same year Jake came to live with me as a 10 month pup. The family that owned him was growing as well, and there was no room for a big Lab puppy with 3 kids and one on the way. So Jake [...]
Dr. Michael Stephens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. His research focuses on use of emerging technologies in libraries and technology learning programs. He currently writes the monthly column “Office Hours” in Library Journal exploring issues, ideas and emerging trends in library and information [...]
Many folks who were at my talk in Lincoln, Nebraska sent this link along. Tom Casady, the Chief of Police in Lincoln is blogging. His about the blog statement: “What’s up at the Lincoln Police Department? What’s on the chief’s mind? I’ll give you my thoughts a couple times weekly–things you’re unlikely to hear [...]
This is me. I work on the Web.
I live in Mishawaka, Indiana (and Oak Park, Illinois) and I work with the web and librarians – examining the way the Web and emerging technologies can further the mission and vision of libraries. I’ve written a Weblog called Tame the Web since 2003.
I use [...]
So EASY! Originally uploaded by mstephens7
I’m writing a CIL article today for Tech Tips for Every librarian on using free social network sites to create communities. In 15 minutes sitting here at Panra Bread in Mishawaka, IN I made this:
I just can’t believe how easy it is these days to create [...]