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Greetings! If you are attending Next Library 2019 in Aarhus, Denmark next week, please consider this interactive session. I am thrilled to be joining colleagues from the US and Australia to present “The Power of Stories.” Storytelling – an ancient, community-building, revered, and always-relevant “technology” – is a powerful connector. […]

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From Michael:  Greetings all! I am thrilled to be traveling to Denmark next week for the Next Library Conference in Aarhus at the Dokk1 library. One of the most resonating statements I have heard in recent years came from Dokk1’s  Marie Østergård at PLA in 2016: “We don’t hire for librarians or […]

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Honored to have an article in the new issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS)  – special supplement on international issues in LIS education. This work is based on what we did in Salzburg in 2011, lead by R. David Lankes. 🙂 http://dpi-journals.com/index.php/JELIS/issue/view/310 Participatory and Transformative […]

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My new column is up at Library Journal and it’s all about the incredible community of LIS folks in new Zealand: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/12/opinion/michael-stephens/notes-from-some-small-islands-office-hours/ Something struck me about this conference, in addition to my interactions with the library folk I met as we traveled down the North Island, stopping in Wellington for a […]

#officehours: “Notes from a Small Island”