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What technologies and trends should librarians be watching? What's the next big thing as we move into 2007?  Join us at the Nova Scotia Provincial Library on December 12th for the audio conference “Top Tech Trends for 2007" as librarian and Tame the Web blogger Michael Stephens discusses ten technologies to be aware of now and beyond. Touch on planning, people and participation as well. 

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Keeping librarians from all types of libraries at the leading edge. 

Michael Stephens 
Holding an MLS from Indiana University, Michael Stephens spent fifteen years in public libraries working as a reference librarian, technology trainer and manager of Networked Resources and Training at the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana. His most recent position in the public library setting was as Special Projects Librarian, focusing on technology, policy and planning.  In the fall of 2006, Michael joined the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, as an Instructor.  

Active in ALA, he has presented at library conferences locally, nationally and on the international level as well as workshops for libraries and library associations. In 2001, he published The Library Internet Trainer's Toolkit - a series of technology training modules in CD-ROM with Neal-Schuman Inc in the U.S. and in the U.K. with The Library Association in 2002. In 2005, he was named a Library Journal 'Mover and Shaker' and served as a Scholar at the Chicago Public Library's Scholar in Residence program. He has written for Library Journal, co-authors a department in Computers in Libraries magazine with Rachel Singer Gordon, and currently writes for the ALA TechSource Blog and his own blog, Tame the Web. His Library Technology Report Best Practices for Social Software in Libraries was published by ALA TechSource in 2006. 

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Time: Tuesday, December 12th, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Conference Room, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 3770 Kempt Road, Halifax
This session is free; parking is available in front of the building.

Please respond to Carol Morris at [log in to unmask] or by phone at 424-2477 if you would like to attend this session.  

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