Tags Michael’s Musings


This seems so appropriate for this time of year: http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/how-will-you-use-your-gifts-in-2011/ Jeff Bezos had some questions in a commencement speech given this year – they ring especially true to me: How will you use your gifts? What choices will you make? Will inertia be your guide, or will you follow your […]

Are you a cynic or a builder?





I was honored to do an interview with Finding Education‘s Shannon Firth last week. We talked a lot about the Australian research project as well as other topics. The post is now up: http://blog.findingeducation.com/assignment/educators-that-rock-michael-stephens/ Here’s a bit of the piece: fE: How important is branding to libraries? And what do […]

Interview with Finding Education




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The kind folks at SLA IT Bulletin Digital Focus have given me permission to reprint the interview they did with me last summer here at TTW as part of my digital portfolio. I really appreciate it. Interview with Michael Stephens – Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, […]

SLA IT Bulletin: Digital Focus: Michael Stephens



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A Casual Conversation with Michael Stephens (OPAL) http://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=3430 When:   Friday, September 19, 2008 (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST) Where:   Opal Auditorium (Web conference)  RPLS Training Room (Web conference) Cost:   Free The Casual Conversations series is designed to be up-close and personal from a respectable online distance. While there […]

Casual Conversation Rescheduled (1pm CST!)


Last spring, I was interviewed for the SLA IT Division: http://units.sla.org/division/dite/bite/2008/bITeSummer2008.pdf One of the question was about LIS education, and I thought I’d include it here: Question: As someone who is involved in library education, how are you helping to develop the next generation of librarians?  What do you believe […]

Interview in SLA IT Bulletin




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Nicole writes: This is an interesting interview: Eszter Hargittai, an assistant professor in Northwestern University’s sociology department, has discovered that students aren’t nearly as Web-savvy as they, or their elders, assume. Ms. Hargittai studies the technological fluency of college freshmen. She found that they lack a basic understanding of such terms […]

Students aren’t so web-savvy…