Monthly Archives: November 2011

26 posts

Thanks Arizona Library Association

A big shout out to everyone attending the Arizona Library Association conference in Tucson and to the folks who participated in my workshop on technology planning on Monday. The slides are here: Links for the presentation: Technoplans Vs Technolust at Library Journal 2004 Taming Technolust article at RUSQ:  

Podcast: Welcome to the New Normal

I was honored to be invited to chat on this podcast:   Download Audio Sponsor – gold and silver earrings. Bibliotech show #9 for Monday November 14, 2011 Welcome to the New Normal Hosts: Kayhan B., Erin Anderson and Doug Mirams Guests: Michael Stephens Topics: Dr. Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University and creator of Tame the Web, a well known library blog, discusses general trends with regards to libraries and technology, Library 2.0, the “New Normal” and much more.

Podcast: Why We Are Not Google with Dr. Troy Swanson Gordon Snyder writes: Back in September I had the chance to interview Troy Swanson, an Associate Professor / Teaching and Learning Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, IL. In the interview we discussed a paper he published with Public Service Librarian Jeremy Green, also at Moraine Valley Community College. Here’s the abstract from that paper published at Elsevier’s ScienceDirect. In the Fall of 2009, the Moraine Valley Community College Library, using guidelines developed by Jakob Nielsen, conducted a usability study to determine how students were using the library Web site and to inform the redesign of the Web site. The authors found that […]

Policy Changed!

I still can’t check out a new book at my library…., originally uploaded by The Shifted Librarian. The new director at Jenny’s home library emails to inform me that new books may be checked out as soon as they arrive on the New Books shelves. I’ve been using Jenny’s pics of these signs in my talks for a few years.