Yearly Archives: 2015

73 posts

From TTW: Happy Holidays & Thanks to All!

  Holiday Greetings to all and the very best to everyone for 2016! We’ll see you in January! Thanks so much to TTW readers, our excellent contributors, guest authors and all the folks I met in my travels this year! Shout out to these conferences and libraries for being so welcoming: Ontario Library Association, Toronto, Ontario. Alaska Library Association Conference, Juneau, Alaska. Connecticut Library Association Conference, Mystic, Connecticut, Prescott Valley, Arizona, for the Arizona Library Association. Grand Valley State University, Michigan Library Association. I LEAD USA, Springfield, Illinois. Prince William Public Library System, Virginia. Ohio Library Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. Library 2.015 […]

Thanks Arizona Library Association!

Thanks to all the great folks who hosted me in Flagstaff, ArZ for the Arizona Library Association. Keynote Slides Learning Session Slides Cited “Office Hours” Columns: Always Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: Agents of Change: Stacking the Deck: Power of Quiet: Color Me Curious: Cited: Full Stacks: 5minLib:

Thanks Colorado Association of Libraries!

Forgive me folks, I have been lax in posting slides for recent talks. Here we go…. Thanks to all the fine folks who welcomed me in at the Colorado Association of Libraries Conference in Loveland, Colorado. I want honored to attend the whole conference! My keynote slides Cited “Office Hours” Columns: Agents of Change: Stacking the Deck: Power of Quiet: Color Me Curious: Cited: Full Stacks: 5minLib:

Consider Funding: Rod Library Quest for the Microsoft Surface Hub Rod Library wants to empower and inspire the University of Northern Iowa community to discover, imagine, create and innovate. For several years the library has continued to make positive strides toward enhancing the user experience. Help the library continue on this quest by purchasing a Microsoft Surface Hub. The Surface Hub is a unique tool that has the ability to collaborate, create and share all in one. This tool will give students and faculty a hands-on, real world experience in the classroom and will help create skills for their future. Please help Northern Iowa Jones and the Rod Library […]

Research Update

I am presenting a short update on my research agenda this afternoon for the Center for Information Research and Innovation at our school. I will share this URL with the participants. Recent Peer Reviewed Articles (selected) Stephens, M., & Jones, K. M. L. (2015). Emerging roles: Key insights from librarians in a massive open online course. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, 9(1-2), 133–147. doi: 10.1080/1533290X.2014.946353 Stephens, M. & Jones, K. M. L. (2014). “MOOCs as LIS professional development platforms: Evaluating and refining SJSU’s first not-for-credit MOOC.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 55,(4). Stephens, M. […]

Heading to Colorado! See You There

I leave tomorrow trip to the Colorado Association of Libraries Annual Conference where I will be doing a keynote address. I am super excited to attend the conference as well instead of swooping in just to talk. If you are attending, please say hi. See you in Loveland! Here’s the abstract for my talk: Emerging technologies are changing the way we live and learn. Libraries can play a key role in this future. Information is no longer bound to a form or a place. The library and resource center that builds value and thrives will be fluid enough to anticipate and […]

Thanks Library 2.015 Conference – Slides and Links Here

Thanks to all who attended my talk at the Library 2.015 Conference. Full Stacks, Introverts, & Zero-Sum Librarians: Notes from Office Hours How do we successfully lead our information organizations when so much change happens so fast? What are the hallmarks of savvy librarians? What’s a “full stack employee?” Can introverts and extroverts find common ground on library teams? Join Michael Stephens for an examination and interactive discussion of the challenges and promise of a changing LIS workforce based on his monthly column “Office Hours” in Library Journal. Download the Slides Links: Office Hours Columns: Stacking the Deck: Power of […]

Job Description: Innovation Catalyst Librarian

The job posting has been taken down but this listing has promoted much discussion in my classes, and I’ll be mentioning it in talks. Saving it here for posterity. Innovation Catalyst Librarian (Librarian 1) Trenton Free Public Library, Trenton NJ Salary: $50,765 starting Status: Full-time and benefitted, 35 hours per week including evenings and weekends. Application Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Description The Trenton Free Public Library is in search of a passionate, creative, type-A professional who will be instrumental in helping lead our organization into significant and meaningful Change!!  Our Library is […]