Author Archives: Michael Stephens

About Michael Stephens

Dr. Michael Stephens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. His research focuses on use of emerging technologies in libraries and technology learning programs. He currently writes the monthly column “Office Hours” in Library Journal exploring issues, ideas and emerging trends in library and information science education. Stephens has spoken about emerging technologies, innovation, and libraries to audiences in over 26 states and in nine countries. He is fascinated by library buildings and virtual spaces that center around users, participation, creating content, and encouraging the heart. As a professional he worked 15 years in public libraries.

Context Book Reports Rock!

Hey all – I just finished grading the books reports published and submitted to Canvas. NOTE: Submitting your URLs in Canvas allowed me to open the rubric and your work in the same window. Reminder – this is our procedure for the rest of the major assignments. Your reviews were outstanding. PLEASE take some time and explore […]

Ask Michael Casey a Question

On September 27, Michael Casey, author of one of our foundational texts and Director of Customer Experience for the Gwinnett County Public Library in metropolitan Atlanta, will join us at 4pm PT.  We’ll answer any questions you have about his book, the Transparent library, etc. http://287.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/community/hyperlib-chats/ If you cannot make the social hour, please post your question below. The session […]

Gwinnett County Public Libraries Visit

Hey all – Michael Casey will be joining us for a class chat on September 27. He is Director of Customer Experience for the Gwinnett County Public Library in metropolitan Atlanta.  I spent two days last fall at Gwinnett to speak at the library’s Staff Day. I recorded a short travelogue about their innovative services for this class […]

#hyperlib Job Description?

Take a look at this  job listing a colleague sent me a few months ago. Very interesting mix of duties and requirements. You’ll see some things here that you are doing in this class! 🙂 Bolding is mine. Announcement: The University of Texas at Arlington Library invites applications from highly motivated, innovative, forward thinking professionals for […]

Share Your Context Book URL Here!

It’s exciting to watch your first major assignments appear in the course activity stream. Over the next few days we’ll see more Context Book Reports go up. As a clearinghouse of sorts, please share your URL in a comment on this post and a “twitter-like” short sentence about your major takeaway. This makes it very easy […]