Demystifying Conferences

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Fall 11-7-2017



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Have you ever been interested in attending an LIS conference to enhance your professional skills and development? For many, conferences present themselves as overwhelming or even intimidating events. Dr. Michael Stephens, Associate Professor at SJSU’s School of Information, will debunk preconceptions and fears about conferences and will illuminate the benefits they offer to information professionals. Receive helpful advice on getting the most out of any conference experience, including whom to talk to and how to make these experiences work in your favor. Hear from those who have attended conferences and their insights on these important professional events.

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. For more than ten years, his research has focused on the use of emerging technologies in libraries and technology learning programs. He also maintains a web site, Tame the Web. For over a decade, Dr. Stephens has delivered keynotes, papers, and workshops throughout the US and internationally on topics related to creative and open uses of technology to support and drive library services and learning. In 2016, ALA Editions published five years of the “Office Hours” columns from Library Journal as a book entitled The Heart of Librarianship.


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Library and Information Science

Demystifying Conferences