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 […]

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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  

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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


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Consider Funding: Rod Library Quest for the Microsoft Surface Hub

https://pawprint.uni.edu/project/1243 Rod Library wants to empower and inspire the University of Northern Iowa community to discover, imagine, create and innovate. For several years the library has continued to make positive strides toward enhancing the user experience. Help the library continue on this quest by purchasing a Microsoft Surface Hub. The […]