Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries
Thank you to all who attended Dr. Stephens' presentation at the Prescott Valley Public Library. Slides from his talk can be found on his blog Tame the Web here.
Emerging technologies are changing the way we live and learn. Libraries can play a key role in this future. Imagine the evolving hyperlinked library as a creation space, community space, anything space. Imagine this library available everywhere via mobile devices and tablets. Imagine opportunities for user learning supported and facilitated by librarians. How will library services change with MOOCs and mobile classrooms in the palm of one’s hand? What skills will staff require? What does the library as creative classroom look like? What does this future look like going forward as we encourage learning everywhere as a means for transformative change for ourselves and our users. This session will explore new ideas and thinking about learning at the library.
Dr. Michael Stephens is Assistant Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University. He was the 2009 CAVAL Visiting Scholar in Australia, consulted and presented for US Embassies in Germany, Switzerland, and Turkey, and presents to both national and international audiences about emerging technologies, learning, innovation, and libraries. Since 2010, Dr. Stephens has written the monthly column “Office Hours” for Library Journal exploring the issues, ideas, and emerging trends in libraries and LIS education.
To review Dr. Stephen’s archive of work, visit his Tame the Web website and blog http://tametheweb.com.
Registration through the Arizona State Library is required to attend this event.
Sponsored by AzLA and free to all AzLA members.