Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Stephen Abram-isms

Stephen Abram, former president of the Canadian Library Association, currently Vice President, Innovation for SirsiDynix, is a well-known and inspiring "mover and shaker" in the library and information field who must speak at hundreds of conferences and events every year.

One recent article on ALA TechSource described him by writing "If you’ve ever seen Stephen Abram speak and you like libraries (maybe even if you don’t) you’re likely to be fan. He has a profession-deprecating shtick—that helps librarians loosen up, laugh at themselves—and it seems to actually break through; Abram helps diminish the techno-phobia and/or the 'I’m-tired-of-technology' attitude that could influence whether or not the library institution remains viable in our increasingly information-oriented society."

Well, he's such a good talker and has so many intriguing turns of phrase that people such as the Shifted Librarian have started documenting his "Abram-isms".
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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:17 pm


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