NJLA Spring Conference 2011

May. 2, - May. 4, 2011
Location: Ocean Place Long Branch, New Jersey Long Branch, New Jersey

What emerging trends are changing library services? What does a connected world of “continuous computing” mean for 21st Century libraries? This presentation provides a roadmap toward becoming the Hyperlinked Library: transparent, participatory, playful, user-centered and human, while still grounded in our foundations and values.

After working fifteen years in public libraries, Dr. Michael Stephens will be starting at San José School of Library and Information Science in August 2011 .  His recent publications include two ALA Library Technology Reports on Web 2.0, over two years of the monthly “Transparent Library” column with Michael Casey in Library Journal, and other articles about emerging trends and technology in various professional and scholarly journals. He currently authors the Library Journal column “Office Hours,” exploring trends in LIS education.  He received an IMLS doctoral fellowship at the University of North Texas, was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and received the 2009 Association of Library & Information Science Educators Faculty Innovation Award as well as a 2009 University of North Texas Rising Star Alumni Award. He was the 2009 CAVAL Visiting Scholar, researching the effect of Learning 2.0 programs in Australian libraries. Michael speaks nationally and internationally on libraries, technology, and innovation. He is fascinated by library buildings and virtual spaces that center around users, content, digital creation and encouraging the heart.