Daily Archives: August 27, 2007

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Short Bio

Michael Stephens, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in Illinois. He spent over fifteen years working in public libraries while developing a passion for technology. His publications include The Library Internet Trainer’s Toolkit, two ALA Library Technology Reports on Web 2.0, a monthly column with Michael Casey in Library Journal, and a host of articles. Michael also maintains the popular blog Tame the Web. He received an IMLS doctoral fellowship at the University of North Texas, was named a Library Journal “Mover and Shaker,” and recently joined the Dominican faculty. […]

Eliminating Food Regulations

McMaster Library is getting rid of the their rules about food in the library: http://ulatmac.wordpress.com/2007/08/23/elimination-of-food-regulations/ I’m pleased to say we’ve made a significant change to our “no food” policy. This is excerpted from an announcement from our AUL for Teaching, Learning and Research: Beginning September 4, we will no longer be prohibiting the consumption of food in public spaces – with the exception of Research Collections and the Map Collection. We’ve come to this decision for a variety of reasons: a) to create a more inviting space for our users b) to reflect common practice at a growing number of […]