http://metronews.ca/news/edmonton/774745/edmonton-public-library-makes-space-for-tech-friendly-creations/ CDs, DVDs and video games have been moved from what used to be the audio-visual room on the main level of the Stanley A. Milner EPL branch downtown, where renovations began Friday on the Makerspace.
One of the highlights of the summer was a visit from Little Free Library Co-founder and LFL Executive Director Todd Bol. He stopped in Traverse City on the way back from ALA Annual. We gave him a tour of some of our local LFLs, including our own here at Spider Lake. Here’s Todd and I that day at our library: I was floored when Todd left me with two LFLs that magically appeared out of his vehicle. He left me with this charge: place the LFLs in the area with stewards that will take care of them! I am […]
Just submitted my abstract for my keynote at LIANZA 2013. I am honored that my keynote presentation is sponsored by Victoria University of Wellington! 🙂 LEARNING EVERYWHERE: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries Michael Stephens, PhD, San José State University, San José, California USA Mobile and Web technologies are creating a world of everywhere and anytime learning opportunities, and libraries can play a key role in this future. Imagine the emerging hyperlinked library as an active creation space, magnetic community space, new tools and resources space— a practical anything space. Imagine this library available everywhere and at anytime via mobile […]
September 26, 2013: “Learning Everywhere: Ten Mobile Things to Explore & Use” Presentation & Immersive Laboratory workshop, NORWELD, Bowling Green, Ohio. September 30, 2013: “Of MOOCs & Mayhem,” Roles for Libraries — MOOCs, eLearning & Gamification, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. October 10, 2013: “Learning Everywhere,” Presentation for staff, Washington University Libraries, St. Louis, MO. October 11, 2013: “The Hyperlinked Library,” Presentation for St. Louis area librarians, St. Louis, MO. October 15, 2013: “Evolving Hyperlinked Libraries,” presentation for staff of Williamson County Public Library, Tennessee, online. October 15, 2013: “23 Mobile Things: Tools for Delivering Library Services,” with Jan Holmquist, Internet Librarian International, London, England. […]
http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/news/detail/new-resource-explores-23-online-tools-help-information-professionals Learning new technology can be challenging. With that in mind, SLISConnect, the combined student and alumni association at the SJSU information school, recently developed an online resource aimed at helping students and alumni explore tools that can foster academic and professional success. Launched in July, 23 Things for SLIS Students and Alumni: Essential Tools for Professional Success explores 23 online tools, with tutorials that take between 20 and 30 minutes each to complete. Topics include time management tools, presentation tools, screencast software, career resources, and social networking sites. Five modules are already available, and the SLISConnect team plans to […]
Warren: Hi Justin! I found this weird avant garde art video online that you’re featured in! I didn’t realize you were into that – tell me more! Justin: No, not an art video…I was actually testing out On Air Google+ Hangouts with my co-worker James McNutt. We’re using the On Air Hangouts to record the guest speakers we have for our DEV DEV:<summer of code/> camp at the Chattanooga Public Library. W: So it was just a test? Why put it online? J: Yah, just a test. We put it online because that’s the whole point of the on air hangout…to record […]
Note from Michael: Carlie will be a Participatory Learning Guide for the #hyperlibMOOC this fall. She was a WISE student in my classes at SJSU SLIS. Her ideas below resonate with my teaching and views. Enjoy… As a recent LIS graduate I really don’t feel different, but looking back I think I had an exponential increase in library and life knowledge throughout the second half of my graduate degree. It’s been almost a year since I shared the promises of a then future librarian, so I thought it couldn’t hurt to share those of a new one. As a […]
First day of the big map, a photo by Oak Park Public Library on Flickr. Oak Park Public Library launches a new Idea Box installation. What a wonderful way to tap into users’ hopes and dreams! Kudos OPPL!
During the month of July 2013, my colleagues, community partners, fifty teens, and I were stationed on The 2nd Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library for DEV DEV: Summer of Code. It was, to be completely honest with you, the greatest single experience I have ever had in a public library. Let me tell you why. Partners Since the program happened on The 2nd Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library it would be easy for everyone to think that this all happened at the library and it was all the library and that was that. But that’s not the case […]
I totally forgot to link to my July column: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/06/opinion/michael-stephens/learning-to-learn-office-hours/ How might staff development days evolve? I was impressed with the activities at Highland Park Public Library, IL, when I spoke at the library’s staff day a couple of years ago. Staff participated in a live, hands-on “passport to technology” program. Stations around the building offered staff members the chance to try out new devices and new web services offered by the library. The Best Buy Geek Squad was in attendance as well, offering encounters with popular and best-selling consumer tech. At each station, employees received a stamp in a […]