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.

New Column: Telling Stories

Hey all – just an FYI – my new column is up at Library Journal. It’s called “Telling Stories.” This piece marks the seventh year I have been writing “Office Hours.” My summer reading pile included a preview of Annie Spence’s Dear Fahrenheit 451. Spence is a former student of mine who went on to […]

Share Your Planning Assignment Here

Please share the URL for your assignment here for those students who would like to browse throughout them beyond our activity feed and feed readers. Perhaps include your action brief statement as a means to share your focus? Thanks for your hard work! Grades will be in Canvas toward the end of next week. Be […]

Ohio Presentation – Adopt or Adapt

Hey all. Here are the abstract and slides for my talk in Dayton at Ohio Library Council Conference. I had a nice group of library folk and there was much discussion about the “formula for success.” Take a look at the slides if you are interested. Adopt or Adapt: Approaches to Emerging Tech and Trends […]