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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: Chaos & Caring

Hey all – I also wanted to share my new column in the March 15 issue of Library Journal. It’s called “Chaos & Caring.” It has everything: mention of my dogs, a Fleetwood Mac reference, and SOUP. More importantly, it touches on libraries as safe places for all, how we can take care of each […]

To the Rainbow’s Edge

Hey all – happy weekend! I’ll be around if anyone has any questions Saturday or Sunday. Currently, I’m reading your blogs and grading INFO 200 assignments while listening to some favorite songs. Friday March 31st, Fleetwood Mac releases a deluxe version of Tango in the Night. Here’s an early release track as a song dedication […]

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 share 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 […]