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 NextSpace, SirsiDynix’s UpStream, co-authors a department in Computers in Libraries with Rachel Singer Gordon, and currently writes for the ALA TechSource Blog ( as well as his own blog, Tame the Web. ( His Library technology Report Web 2.0 & Libraries: Best practices for Social Software was published by ALA in July.