Congrats Helene Blowers! 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 … Continue reading Congrats Helene Blowers!

Links in “The Hyperlinked Library 2008”

Citations & Links Noted in the Hyperlinked Library Presentations Introduction Singapore Flickr: Singapore Flickr 2: These Things are Opportunities: Google’s Share: Laying the Foundation “Social Machines” – Continuous Computing: What is Web 2.0?: Generators: 2.0 Memes:’ Library 2.0: OCLC Perceptions: OCLC Sharing: Pew report on Wikipedia: Starbucks … Continue reading Links in “The Hyperlinked Library 2008”

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

Some synchronicity: 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 … Continue reading Oh My! How those LIS Jobs are a-changing!

About Michael Stephens

Dr. Michael Stephens is Assistant Professor in the School of Information 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 for US Embassies … Continue reading About Michael Stephens

Upcoming Presentations

Fall 2015 September 18, 2015, Staff Development Day, Prince William Public Library System, Virginia. October 7 & 8, 2015: ” Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries” & “Emerging Trends and Emerging Tech: Exploring the Hyperlinked Library,” Ohio Library Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. October 20, 2015: “Full Stacks, Introverts, & Zero-Sum Librarians: Notes from Office Hours,” Library 2.015 Conference, Online. … Continue reading Upcoming Presentations

Speaking & Presentations

Michael speaks on a variety of topics related to libraries, people and technology. Please contact him for more information. Presentations Invited Keynote Addresses & Plenary Sessions Stephens, M. (2015). Keynote: Learning Everywhere. ILEAD USA Program, Illinois State Library June 24, 2015. Stephens, M. (2015). Keynote: Technologies and Trends for Hyperlinked Libraries. Grand Valley State University, Mary … Continue reading Speaking & Presentations

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 for the Joint Chapter MLA Meeting in Omaha? This morning I posted an “interview” with MLA President Mark Funk. Previous posts (there are … Continue reading Great Example of Conference Blogging!

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

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. From Ten Ways to … Continue reading Telling the Library’s Story: A TTW Fave