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.

Context Book Reports Rock!

Hey all – I just finished grading the books reports published and submitted to Canvas. You will find your grade in 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 work was outstanding. […]

Telescopes!

Hey all – @selatham mentioned this in the Hyperlinked Newsroom, and I asked if we could share an image of this unique example of the “Library of Things.” This isn’t related to a specific article, but it relates to some excitement we experienced last week in the Midwest. Everyone, was anticipating some stellar (pun intended) […]

This Afternoon! Michael Casey

Greetings all. This afternoon: 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, GCPL, etc.