Daily Archives: June 26, 2006

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A Huge L2 Job in Kansas!

http://www.tscpl.org/publicnews/templates/employeetemplate.aspx?articleid=3196&zoneid=4 Overview: A current organizational priority at TSCPL is the development of a Virtual Branch to serve library users online. The Virtual Branch & Services Manager will provide vision and leadership in designing, bringing online, and supporting the Virtual Branch, bringing ideas to the table with a high “wow, cool, nobody else is doing this!” factor. The Virtual Branch & Services Manager will lead a highly skilled cross-discipline staff in using new technologies to translate traditional library services into a virtual, Library 2.0 format and provide innovative virtual library services to our community, continuing a TSCPL tradition of exemplary customer […]

Michael’s Bio

Michael Stephens is a frequent speaker at library conferences around the world, he was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2005. He has been the keynote speaker at many conferences, including the Iowa Library Association Conference, Ohio Tech Connections, the Rethinking Resource Sharing Conference, the Mississippi Library 2.0 Summit (Mississippi State University), and the Ohio Library Council. He also spoke at Internet Librarian International in London in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and at the August 2006 TICER Innovation Institute at the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands. He serves on the editorial boards of several major journals, including Internet […]

Buckland on Serving the User

Michael Buckland, Redesigning Library Services, 1992: The people whom libraries are to serve are making increasing use of the new information technology of computers and electronic storage, in addition to the old information technology of pen, paper, and photocopier. The new tools provide powerful options for working with data, text, sound, and images. As examples, consider the reduction in labor now required for sending an (electronic) message or text to distant collaborators, for the compilation of concordances, for complex simulations and calculations, for image enhancement, and for the analysis of large sets of numeric data. There is, predictably, an increasing […]

Short Bio

Holding an MLS from Indiana University, Michael Stephens has spent the last fifteen years working in public libraries. Beginning in the fall of 2006, Michael will be joining the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, as an Instructor. He is a student in the University of North Texas IMLS Distance Independent Information Science Ph.D. Cohort Program, studying libraries, librarians, and social software. He is currently writing his dissertation. He has presented at library conferences locally, nationally, and internationally, has published with Neal-Schuman Inc.and has written for Public Libraries, Library Journal, the OCLC Newsletter […]

Have You Added Your LIS Weblog to Amanda’s Wiki?

I’m working on my research proposal for my dissertation and after many permutations, I’m focusing on public library Weblogs and their social function. Currently, I’m trying to get a grip on the methodology section and I contacted Amanda Etches Johnson, Biblioblogger, speaker and academic librarian at McMaster, about using her wiki as one of the sources to gather PL Weblogs for content analysis. Amanda reported the numbers above to me and gave me permission to blog them. Thanks Amanada! I note last April she reported on the “state of the biblioblogosphere” –maybe it’s time to do that again, eh Amanda? […]

Rachel Singer Gordon on Library 2.0

My writing partner for CIL explains her take on L2 at het blog: This is partially because I believe Library 2.0 is best tackled by people currently working in libraries, which I am not. But my experiences working in public libraries (and hearing about other people’s experiences) make me believe in Library 2.0 as a positive unifying force. I believe we need something to hitch our wagon to, and I’m happy hooking mine up here. The main arguments I have seen against Library 2.0 are that “2.0” is too much of a buzzword or that Library 2.0 contains some existing […]