Yearly Archives: 2009

294 posts

Signs Signs Everywhere!

Don’t miss: I walk into too many libraries with signs like this: What might happen if we replaced our welcome signs with ones like these? Where would kids learn best? OK, let me have it.

Synergy Vision Statement

Elsie Martinez, Meg Edwards, Elizabeth Nelson, Marcie Shaffer, Lauren Offerman-Vice, and I were given the opportunity to consider and write a vision statement during Synergy 2009: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative. The group consisted of special, academic, and public (adult and youth) librarians from all over the state of Illinois.  After much thought, writing, discussion and debate we arrived at a vision statement we were pleased with.  Please take a few minutes to view the video we designed to present the Vision Statement. Synergy Vision 2009 from Mick Jacobsen on Vimeo. TTW Contributor: Mick Jacobsen

Thanks Charleston Conference 2009!

A huge thank you to all the wonderful folks who attended my plenary session this morning at the Charleston Conference 2009. I was a tad sleep-deprived, but the excitement and interest of the crowd made the talk and our discussion – which continued to the coffee break – very engaging. The slides are here: Checkout the Twitter hashtag here:

end of times beginning of i heart librarians 081

end of times beginning of i heart librarians 081, originally uploaded by i heart librarians. Aaron Schmidt writes: LIS Students from the University of Toronto are drumming up support for their participation in the A Dare to Remember AIDS awareness campaign by walking around Toronto and photographing people with a giant I ? librarians sign. I ? this project! I do too! What a wonderful way to take their message out to the users. Click through and checkout the whole set.

See you at Rutgers!

I am very happy to be speaking at Rutgers in a couple of weeks. If you attend, please say hello! Beta Phi Mu, International Library and Information Studies Honor Society, Omicron Chapter Presents its 2009 Fall Lecture “Building the Hyperlinked Library” By Michael Stephens, Ph.D. Thursday, November 19, 2009 Alexander Library, Pane Room, 1st Floor 7:00 PM Reception, followed by Lecture at 7:30 Contacts: Melissa Hofmann: Marie Radford:

The Hyperlinked Library Adapted for Anangu People

A few days after I delivered my keynote at the Australian School Library Association, I received a wonderful email from Lyn Walsh. She asked permission to adapt the presentation for her work with the Amata Anangu School. Because my talks are all CC licensed I told her to go right ahead – with the stipulation she help me out with a blog post as well. It’s a good reminder to me – and maybe others – that while we can talk all day about shiny new tools there are some schools and students who are in very different circumstances. I’m […]

An Exploration of the Experiences of Pioneering Online Library and Information Science Graduate Students: A Mixed Methods Study of Students in the 1990s

Another opportunity to contribute: Invitation to Participate My name is Cherri Shelnutt, and I am a PhD candidate in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University. I would sincerely appreciate your help as I conduct research for my dissertation on “An Exploration of the Experiences of Pioneering Online Library and Information Science Graduate Students: A Mixed Methods Study of Students in the 1990s.” Why is this study being done? The purpose of this mixed methods study is to explore and describe the experiences of students as they participated in LIS online graduate courses in ALA-accredited programs […]