We had a little server issue at TTW this week, so I am late posting my thanks to the good folks from the Montana Library Association and Montana libraries who hosted me as their keynote for the annual “Offline” conference in Lewistown. MT. What fun! Keynote: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensMontanaOfflineKeynote.pdf Tech/Trends Session: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/239835/StephensTrendsTechMontana.pdf Image: Old […]

Thanks Montana Library Association!



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, […]

Upcoming Presentations Winter/Spring 2016




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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 […]

Do Search Engines Make us Feel Smarter Than We Are? ...


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 […]

IRDL: Call for Proposals



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 […]

Project Info Lit: Grads Challenged by All They Need to ...