This class should be required for all MLIS students. I have learned so much from the course content, classmates, and Dr. Stephens. All this was made possible because of the environment that Dr. Stephens created – he modeled transparency and designed an environment in which students could feel safe sharing their work and asking questions. We were not just learning about course modules such as emerging trends, transparency, and reaching all users – we were incorporating them into our lives. The Hyperlinked Library is an online learning commons.


What about the Internet, computers, and social media? These are mere tools that were used. Without the participation, honesty, and talent of the LIBR 287 community we would have just had a bunch of technology in search of a use.

I hope to keep in touch with everyone online or in person. Maybe at ALA in Chicago?


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