Greetings all – I am working with students from the SJSU School of Information on various advanced WordPress type experiences. One of them is an overhaul of this blog, which has grown in all sorts of ways over the last 13 years. Things will be changing a bit – theme, etc — over the next few weeks, so please pardon our dust.
Jan: Hi Michael. I enjoyed the slides of your Hyperlinked School Library: Explore, Engage, Celebrate keynote at ASLA 2009 (Australia School Library Association) very much and I want to ask you some questions about it. Talking about the continuous online computing Generation Y or Google Generation you pose the question: “How can we help them to be good digital citizens”. I wonder how you see the difference between ‘good citizens’ (which most baby boomers think they are) and ‘good digital citizens’? Michael: Jan, greetings from Queensland, Australia! You hit on an important question. Maybe there isn’t much of a distinction these […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avQirXrmb5w 3D Printing is the process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Teens at the White Plains Public Library explain exactly how the process of 3D Printing and Design works.
We had a little server issue at TTW this week, so I am late posting my thanks to the good folks from the Montana Library Association and Montana libraries who hosted me as their keynote for the annual “Offline” conference in Lewistown. MT. What fun! Keynote slides Tech/Trends Session slides Image: Old Moccasin, MT School.
Winter/Spring 2016 Stephens, M. (2016). Keynote: The Hyperlinked Library: The Anywhere Service Dynamic. Montana Library Association Offline Conference, Lewiston, Montana, February 5, 2016. “Horizon Report Library Edition Panel.” Presented as part of a panel with Larry Johnson, Rudolph Mumenthaler, Franziska Regner, and Lambert Heller at the 6th Library Congress Leipzig, Germany, March 14, 2016. (Online) Stephens, M. (2016). The Hyperlinked Classroom: Extraordinary Learning Experiences in Public Libraries. Public Library Association Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 9, 2016. Stephens, M. (2016). Staff Development Day, Goderich Public Library, Goderich, Ontario, April 18, 2016. (Online) Stephens, M. (2016). Staff Development Day, Essex County Library, Essex, […]
Jan: In your inspiring Hyperlinked Service slides you start with a Ranganathan update. Shiyali Ranganathan ‘made’ his Five Laws of Libary Science in 19312. What makes these ve library laws look so incredibly up-do-date af- ter almost eighty years? e laws speak about connecting with users, about turning your library into a human growing organism, about facilitating and empowering the user. How did libraries apply these laws in the years after 1931? Michael: Let’s print them here for our readers. Sometimes it’s good to be reminded of Ranganathan’s insights. The laws are: books are for use; every reader his (or […]
I have always been interested in the cognitive side of information literacy. How does our existing knowledge, personal beliefs, worldview, and experience intertwine into a decision-making process? How can we understand this process and use it to improve the teaching of information literacy skills? That being said, I really enjoyed David McRaney’s interview with Yale University’s Matthew Fisher as they considered how the online context impacted self-perceptions of knowledge. Here’s a description from the You Are Not so Smart Podcast page: The latest research suggest that though technology probably doesn’t make us stupid, it can, however, cause us to believe […]
Note from Michael. I was honored to serve on this project’s advisory board. I wrote about it in “Office Hours” here: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/10/opinion/michael-stephens/the-livelong-day-office-hours/ Most of today’s college students who think they only need to land a good job once they graduate are blindsided by all they don’t know about life skills and surviving in the workplace once they’re out of college, according to a new national research report released today. “Clearly, a wide gap exists between the life skills grads have and the ones they still need to learn, ” said Alison J. Head, a principal research scientist at the University […]