Medium Bio

Michael Stephens, Ph.D., is currently Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. After receiving an MLIS from Indiana University, he spent over fifteen years working in public libraries, where he developed a passion for the practical application of technology. He published The Library Internet […]

Technology Made Simple

Technology Made Simple Originally uploaded by mstephens7. I just received my copy and have only started the first chapter but KUDOOS to Bolan and Cullin for a useful, straightforward technology guide that includes bits about 21st Cnetury library statitics and the value of training. Aimed at medium and small libraries, the book and companion Web […]

Library Director: Are you ready to go there?

Deep in my research proposal this morning at the Mishawaka Panera Bread, Blyberg’s statement resonates with me while writing about the social purpose of Library Weblogs: Early in the website design process, we made the decision that blogs would constitute the nucleus of our dynamic website content. In addition, we wanted to enable commenting on […]

TAGGED: The Meme of Four

Thanks to Karen and John! Both tagged me so I’d better get on the ball. What a nice little post to write here in residence at the Hilton Garden Inn, Oak Brook Terrace, IL after 3 days of library-rich goodness. 4 Jobs I’ve had in my life: IU Student Union Information Desk Clerk Kinko’s Copy […]

TTW on Podcasting

I’ve been looking for podcast bits out in the blogosphere as i shape these thoughts. I came across these in my travels: At Blisspix: http://blisspix.net/index.php?p=29 “As I?ve commented to a couple of people and lists now, broadcasting/podcasting is fun, but it can be lonely and time-consuming to produce content. I found it quicker to produce […]

Public Presentations by Michael Stephens

Public Presentations: Mishawaka Public Library 1998-1999 Northeast Indiana Libraries Training Sessions Summer 1998 Michiana Tax Accountants December 1998 Michiana Consultants Group 1998 Investigating INSPIRE Northeast Indiana Libraries November 1999 Michiana Tax Accountants December 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Nappanee Public Library – HTML Classes, Digital Cameras, Auctions Bremen Public Library Technology Classes Plymouth Public Library […]

South Bend Tribune covers Local WiFi

On Saturday, we had a FRONT PAGE article on WiFi! Link good for only seven days or by paying! Offering ‘Wi-Fi’ Wireless Internet can be accessed for free at local libraries and businesses By MARGARET FOSMOE Tribune Staff Writer ON SCREEN: Stephen Taig, of Elkhart, works on his laptop computer last week at Panera Bread […]