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.

Hard to Go….

Hey all – my eyes are bit bleary, and dinner and some binging on Netflix beckons, but I must tell you it’s hard to leave all the wonderful work you have done! I have so enjoyed this class – thank you one and all. I wish you all the very best wherever your hyperlinked journey […]

Shout Out to #hyperlib

Greetings from Winters Trail in Kewadin, Michigan! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your hard work this semester. We covered a lot of ground and explored all sorts of emerging ideas and technologies. You all handled it well and I hope you enjoyed this journey of learning and discovery. […]

Important: Final Notes

Hey all – just want to share some important reminders as we reach our last two days of class. Take your blog with you by December 23 Please submit your activity stream URL for Participation and Engagement in Canvas. You should have submitted your Symposium entry to Canvas – if not please do so! Please read […]

New Column: Making a Name

Hi all – I wanted to share my November column from Library Journal. It just went up online. It’s about LIS students putting themselves out there. It was also inspired by some of the cool things you all are doing! Building some type of professional presence on social media is a good step for any […]

A Future Librarian’s Promise

Note from Michael – Carlie was a WISE student taking the Hyperlinked Library awhile ago. Carlie wrote this post as part of her course blogging and we shared it at my blog. She just reminded me about it and I thought I would share with you all as we wind down. I’ve been reflecting on what kind of […]