Two Recommended Blogs, and Magazine Columns, Authored by SLIS Faculty

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Two of our faculty members regularly share their considerable knowledge in the field not only through their SLIS classes, but also through social media and LIS magazines.

We recently mentioned Dr. Michael Stephens’ blog Tame the Web, in which the SLIS assistant professor writes about “the intersection of people, technologies and libraries.” He started the blog in 2003, and even wrote his dissertation on social software and blogging. His posts include news items, upcoming events and contributions from guest writers.

Also, SLIS lecturer Meredith Farkas writes her reflections on the LIS profession and its tools in Information Wants to Be Free, which she started in 2004. Frequent topics include librarianship, teaching and technology trends. Head of instructional services at the Portland State University Library in Oregon, she’s also written a book titled Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication and Community Online.

Besides blogging, Stephens and Farkas each write a monthly magazine column. Stephens’ “Office Hours” column appears in “Library Journal.” Farkas writes “Technology in Practice” in “American Libraries,” the magazine of the American Library Association.

You may also want to see Stephens’ presentation at the California Library Association’s Fall 2012 Conference in San Jose. To watch the recording, go to the SLIS video page and click on the SJSU SLIS Featured Lectures tabs.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on Stephens’ and Farkas’ blogs or columns. Please share them in the Comments section below.