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.

Blogging Kudos!

Greetings all – I have graded all the blog URLs submitted! Excellent work – I so enjoyed the creativity, writing styles, and fun enhancements. Please enjoy the weekend. NOTE: We have 12 days until the end of the semester! Please get things in as you finish them. Image: Morning at Maplehurst

Welcome to Break!

Buddy win the woods

Hey all –  Welcome to our Thanksgiving Break. I will be around all holiday week if you have questions about your Brief. I will be on Zoom or available by email if you want to check in. Happy Thanksgiving Break all! Please enjoy the time off! Thank you for all of your hard work, all […]

Notes on the Virtual Symposium

Greetings all! For our last days of class, you will spend some time reflecting on all your work for the course. An artifact to represent that learning is what makes up the Virtual Symposium. Virtual Symposium To share your work for the semester, consider one or more of the following for the “virtual symposium” – be […]