Congrats Helene Blowers!

http://www.ala.org/ala/lita/newandnoteworthy/hitechwinner08.cfm Helene Blowers has been named the winner of the 2008 LITA/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology.  Emerald and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, sponsor the award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in communicating to educate practitioners within the library […]

Links in “The Hyperlinked Library 2008″

Citations & Links Noted in the Hyperlinked Library Presentations Introduction Singapore Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/snapsg Singapore Flickr 2: http://www.aarontanlive.com/2008/06/singapores-national-library-on-flickr.html These Things are Opportunities: Google’s Share: http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/080715-152041 Laying the Foundation “Social Machines” – Continuous Computing: http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/14664/?a=f What is Web 2.0?: http://tinyurl.com/743r5 Generators: http://www.customsigngenerator.com/ 2.0 Memes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dionh/83654635/’ Library 2.0: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6365200.html OCLC Perceptions: http://www.oclc.org/reports/2005perceptions.htm OCLC Sharing: http://www.oclc.org/reports/sharing/default.htm Pew report on Wikipedia: http://pewresearch.org/pubs/460/wikipedia Starbucks […]

Oh My! How those LIS Jobs are a-changing!

Some synchronicity: http://librariansmatter.com/blog/2008/01/15/emerging-technologies-specialist/ Kathryn Greenhill notes her new job title: Emerging Technologies Specialist — Actually, the contract says “Librarian – Emerging Technologies” – but we’re still sorting that bit out… I’m still at Murdoch University and based in the library. The position is funded 50% by the library and 50% by central IT, and covers […]

About Michael Stephens

Dr. Michael Stephens is Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University and designs and conducts the online postgraduate course, The Hyperlinked Library, focused on the powerful emerging trends, tools and processes driving change in library and information communities. He was the 2009 CAVAL Visiting Scholar in Australia, consulted […]

Upcoming Presentations

Spring 2014: January 21, 2014:  Designing Online Courses for Diverse Communities of Learners, Sponsored by the Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) Consortium. Moderator: Nicole Cooke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Presenters: Lilia Pavlovsky, Rutgers University; Michael Stephens, San Jose State University; and Jill Hurst-Wahl, Syracuse University. ALISE Conference, Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania. January 22, 2014: MOOCs as LIS Professional Development Platforms: Evaluating […]

Speaking & Presentations

Michael speaks on a variety of topics related to libraries, people and technology Presentations Invited Keynote Addresses & Plenary Sessions   Stephens, M. (2013, October). Learning Everywhere: Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries. Keynote address presented at New Zealand Library Association Conference (LIANZA). Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Information Management. Hamilton, NZ.   Stephens, M. […]

Great Example of Conference Blogging!

Clare Leibfarth, Medical Librarian at the Affinity Medical Center Doctors Campus in Massillon, Ohio writes: Would the readers of the Tame the Web be interested in learning about the conference blog http://65.181.189.143/ConferenceCall2007/ for the Joint Chapter MLA Meeting in Omaha? This morning I posted an “interview” with MLA President Mark Funk. Previous posts (there are […]

Press Release: Web 2.0 & Libraries, Part 2: Trends and Technologies

Web 2.0 & Libraries, Part 2: Trends and Technologies by Michael Stephens Social software, more ubiquitous than ever, continues to have a profound impact on information and communication in the Information Age. From the American Library Association to social software news aggregation, it's clear the trend toward utilizing "Web 2.0" technologies for information and communication […]

Telling the Library’s Story: A TTW Fave

David Lee King emailed and asked me for some quotes/thoughts on telling stories in the library for his forthcoming book — a chapter on Community-Focused Digital Experience. In looking back I didn’t realize that the “telling stories” theme had been running through my work. Here’s a few of my favorites. http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/sets/72057594085037908/ From Ten Ways to […]

Library 2.0 Socks

Library 2.0 Socks Originally uploaded by mstephens7 I owe a lot of folks a hearty THANK YOU for all sorts of assistance and kindness these past few months. One of those folks is Don Yarman, who attended one of my talks this summer in Ohio. I follow his blog and know that he knits. I […]