Learning@YourDesk: Stephens to Present in SirsiDynix Series

By Teresa Koltzenburg | Michael Stephens Head Shot For those in the library field that can't get out to conferences, SirsiDynix is bringing them in, via the ubiquitous online connection, to you. The vendor is hosting FREE library technology-related Webinars, providing users access to industry-leading speakers and events through its SirsiDynix Institute Webinar Series. "...Our mission is to support librarianship and advance the work of librarians around the world," says the SirsiDynix Webinar site.

On February 15, 2006, librarian and 2005 LJ Mover & Shaker Michael Stephens (above) will present "Weblogs & Libraries: Communication, Conversation & the Blog People" (registration will be available soon at www.dynix.com/institute/seminar/index.asp?sem=20060215).

In addition to contributing to the ALA TechSource blog and his many other library field-related activities and pursuits, Michael Stephens is the Special Projects Librarian at St. Joseph County Library, based in South Bend, IN, and produces his own well-known blog under the "Tame the Web" (TTW) handle.

In the "Weblogs & Libraries" Webinar, Stephens will explain how weblogs (more commonly known as "blogs") have become standard content-management and communication tools for many libraries...:
    There are conversations taking place every day in library-sponsored blogspace. Librarians can create content easily and effectively and build communities for their users.