Thanks TLN TechForum & Michigan Librarians!

Note from Michael: We had an issue with TTW for the past few days that Blake fixed for me last night. Apologies for being behind!

Here’s a shout out to all the folks who attended The Library Network Tech Forum on Friday in Bloomfield, MI. I was honored to present the keynote, especially to folks in my adopted home state of Michigan!  As promised some links to follow up:

Download the slides.


The Heart of Librarianship: Attentive, Positive & Purposeful Change
The heart of librarianship is learning and supporting our users’ curiosity through every means possible. It’s a cyclical process of support, engagement, and discovery with deep roots in the concepts of service, access, and freedom to pursue interests of all kinds. No matter what type of institution, someone is gaining knowledge, finding information, or creating something new based on our facilitation. This role of facilitator and guide is best delivered with humanity and heart.

Selected References
The Heart of Librarianship – New book from ALA Editions by Michael Stephens
The Transparent Library – Free ebook from Michael Casey & Michael Stephens