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.

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.

Share Your Context Book URL Here!

It’s exciting to watch your first major assignments appear in the course activity stream. Over the next few days we’ll see more Context Book Reports go up. As a clearinghouse of sorts, please share your URL in a comment on this post and a “twitter-like” short sentence about your major takeaway. This makes it very easy […]

#hyperlib Job Description?

Take a look at this  job listing a colleague sent me a few months ago. Very interesting mix of duties and requirements. You’ll see some things here that you are doing in this class! 🙂 Bolding is mine. Announcement: The University of Texas at Arlington Library invites applications from highly motivated, innovative, forward thinking professionals for […]