Monday, February 9, 2009

TWU Libraries staff hear Michael Stephens

Michael StephensSeveral TWU Libraries staff had the opportunity to hear web 2.0 guru, Michael Stephens discuss the “The Hyper-linked Library” last week at the University of North Texas, Discovery Park.
Michael Stephens, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at Dominican University's Graduate School of Library and Information Science, is author of Web 2.0 & Libraries, an OCLC article about Librarian 2.0 skills and he blogs at Tame the Web. He also currently writes a monthly Library Journal column with Michael Casey: The Transparent Library, exploring how trends and technologies can enhance libraries and make them participatory and open to change.
During the two hour discussion, Dr. Stephens urged that libraries should strive to be both transparent and user driven; and to do so he advised that libraries need to evolve, let go of control, and also be visible.

-- Greg Hardin

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