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.

Hard to Go….

Hey all – my eyes are bit bleary, and dinner and some binging on Netflix beckons, but I must tell you it’s hard to leave all the wonderful work you have done! I have so enjoyed this class – thank you one and all. I wish you all the very best wherever your hyperlinked journey […]

Important: Final Notes

Hey all – just want to share some important reminders as we reach our last day of class. Take your blog with you by following the directions here! Did you forget to submit your blog for grading? Please do so now! 🙂 You should have submitted your Symposium entry to Canvas – if not please do […]

Addendum: #hyperlib Engagement – Cheers!

Hey all – I just updated the grade book with 10 points for all for Participation. This group has been amazing and we made it through a harrowing semester. I reviewed everyone’s activity and realized it was cohesive and encouraging atmosphere from the get go.  EXCELLENT participation – consistent, engaged and thoughtful – throughout the course. […]

Shout Out to #hyperlib

Greetings from Winters Trail in Kewadin, Michigan! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your hard work this semester. We covered a lot of ground and explored all sorts of emerging ideas and technologies all under the extreme conditions of the pandemic. You all handled it well and I hope […]

End of term Chats! Today & Tomorrow

Hyperlinked Library End of Term Chat  –  I’ll be in the Zoom room for 30 minutes or so today and tomorrow. Saturday May 9th – 1pm PT – Join URL: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/96384010234?pwd=S0QyNzhFNTJ4a1VaYWU1Ti9mN0VLdz09 Sunday May 10th – 1pm PT – Join URL: Join URL: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/96174134392?pwd=T0RnTE5jYWNkRUp3MDgzWC9VS3JUUT09

A Future Librarian’s Promise

Note from Michael – Carlie was a WISE student taking the Hyperlinked Library awhile ago. Carlie wrote this post as part of her course blogging and we shared it at my blog. She just reminded me about it and I thought I would share with you all as we wind down. I’ve been reflecting on what kind of […]

Column: Making a Name

Hi all – I wanted to share a column from Library Journal in late 2017. It’s about LIS students putting themselves out there. It was also inspired by Hyperlinked Library students over the years! Building some type of professional presence on social media is a good step for any LIS student. LinkedIn, Facebook, and other […]

Share & Submit Your Symposium Post!

Hey all – to make it easy for folks to explore the symposium posts this week, please share your URL here. Post with a short “tweet” abstract for your entry in the comments below. Or perhaps a haiku? 🙂 ALSO: Please submit the URL for your symposium post to Canvas when you are ready!