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, […]


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 […]

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IRDL: Call for Proposals

Note from Michael: I am honored to be working as an instructor on this project with some outstanding folks.  http://irdlonline.org/call-for-proposals/ We are issuing a call for applications for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) 2016. We are seeking novice librarian researchers who are employed by academic libraries or […]

Project Info Lit: Grads Challenged by All They Need to Learn After College

Note from Michael. I was honored to serve on this project’s advisory board. I wrote about it in “Office Hours” here: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/10/opinion/michael-stephens/the-livelong-day-office-hours/ Most of today’s college students who think they only need to land a good job once they graduate are blindsided by all they don’t know about life skills […]


Thanks Carmel Clay Public Library!

I so enjoy library staff development days. The group at Carmel Clay this past week was wonderful – Thanks to all for the great sessions and super good vegetarian lunch! Morning Keynote Slides: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/CarmelStephens2015.pdf Afternoon Session: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensTrendsTechCarmel.pdf  



Thanks Arizona Library Association!

Thanks to all the great folks who hosted me in Flagstaff, ArZ for the Arizona Library Association. Keynote Slides: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensArizonaKeynote112015.pdf Learning Session Slides: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensLearningArizona.pdf Cited “Office Hours” Columns: Always Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/10/opinion/michael-stephens/always-doesnt-live-here-anymore-office-hours/ Agents of Change: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/11/opinion/michael-stephens/agents-of-change-office-hours/ Stacking the Deck: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/06/opinion/michael-stephens/stacking-the-deck-office-hours/#_ Power of Quiet: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/03/opinion/michael-stephens/the-power-of-quiet-office-hours/ Color Me Curious: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/07/opinion/michael-stephens/color-me-curious-office-hours/ Cited: Full Stacks: https:[email protected]/the-full-stack-employee-ed0db089f0a1 5minLib: http://www.5minlib.com/2015/09/31-days-of-instagram-challenge.html