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.

Next Library Festival – Free Online Conference

Let’s embrace the constraints!  Next Library brings together library innovators from all over the world. Due to the pandemic, we will not be able to do so in June this year. However, we need to connect to the forward-thinking Next Library community more than ever! Building on inspiration from Next Library Advisory board, partners and friends, we are […]

Briefs Rock!

I just finished the grades for submitted Briefs in Canvas – outstanding work folks! I am not kidding when I say: these are some of the best presented I have had in all the semesters I have been at SJSU. The Stories and Global options seem to agree with many of you! The design elements […]

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! It’s in Wholehearted on page 51. Building some type of professional presence on social media is a good step for any […]

Hyperlinked Job Description – Creativity!

This one popped up in early summer 2018 here in Michigan. What do you think? CLASSIFICATION: Librarian (ET. – 40 hours) POSITION TITLE: Creative Services Librarian REPORTS TO: Adult Services and Reference, Department Head POSITION SUMMARY: The Creative Services Librarian manages, develops and delivers innovative programming in a creative environment. Utilizes hands-on training and collaboration […]

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 15th NOON PT — Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/84826726460?pwd=QjR6VEFCVmNrY2ZvNHJzeW9NM0J6QT09 Password: 315844 Sunday May 16th NOON PT — Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/82478635541?pwd=cEs5dWRYTlpWSFFXeXZOSXRZZHBjQT09 Password: 482035

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 […]