Monthly Archives: November 2012



My new column is up at LJ: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/11/opinion/michael-stephens/an-evolving-lis-core-office-hours/ User studies—research concerning patterns of information use in our everyday lives, in times of crisis, and as members of certain populations (students, the aging, etc.)—define the first part of this core. Appreciating the diversity of cultures in relation to library service should […]

Office Hours: The Evolving LIS Core



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Video: Hamburg, TUHH. Courtesy of the Zukunftwerkstatt Christoph Deeg was my gracious traveling companion for much of the week. (Photo by Martin Kramer) http://zukunftswerkstatt.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/eine-woche-mit-michael-stephens/ I want to extend heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended my talks in Germany and the good folks who worked so tirelessly to bring me over […]

Thanks to All in Germany – “Learning Everywhere” Visit 2012 ...




Curtis R. Rogers, Ed.D., Communications Director at the South Carolina State Library, has posted the annual survey on American libraries using Social Media tools for PR/Marketing. Please consider participation and share the link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/annualweb202012 The survey will close on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 5:00pm EST. Please forward this survey to library colleagues, […]

Survey: American libraries using Social Media tools for PR/Marketing


I’m very honored to be part of this years President’s Program Planning Task Force for YALSA.  As part of this program, we’re announcing this years Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults program which you can find out about below.  If you’re a teen program who’s doing awesome things, I highly suggest you […]

Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults 2012 (by TTW ...




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Don’t miss Too Much Assessment Not Enough Innovation: R&D Models and Mindsets for Academic Libraries by Brian Mathews. Download it here: http://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/bitstream/handle/10919/19047/Too_Much_Assessment_R%26D_Paper_Mathews_Enhanced_Version.pdf?sequence=1 Brian writes: In seven days I’ll be giving a talk on R&D for academic libraries but here is the enhanced version of the conference paper. This is a follow-up (actually […]

Too Much Assessment Not Enough Innovation: R&D Models and Mindsets ...




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Note from Michael – Pamela is a WISE student from Rutgers taking my Hyperlinked Library course. This is a companion post to Holly’s previously published post on serving the hearing impaired. (**names have been changed for anonymity’s sake**)   My education began with an eye-roll.   The library worker standing next to […]

Autism speaks… and we should listen – A TTW Guest ...