Author Archives: Michael Stephens

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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.

Bit by the Coloring Bug

Hey all -I think we’ve mentioned adult coloring a few times. I have to tell you – I spent some break time with my Game of Thrones coloring book. What fun! I saw this in the ALA Think Tank Facebook page, a great example for coloring for library patrons. I’ll share it here and add […]

Planning!

Hey all – I finished reviewing everyone’s plans today. The planning assignments are graded and in Canvas. Thanks for your hard work! Have a GREAT BREAK! Featured image: I got a new Waterhouse print on canvas for my office. It’s called “The Crystal Ball.”

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 […]