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 Off to an Excellent Start!

  Hello! I just read all the blog posts in my Feedly! Thanks for all of your insights and candor in your reflections! I commented on all. If you did not get a comment from me, please comment below. Looking forward to more of your writing! 💜☮️👏📚 I continue to grade book reports too! Image: […]

Context Book Reports Rock!

Hey all – I finished grading the books reports published and submitted to Canvas. Keep them coming! 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 essays were outstanding. PLEASE take some time […]

#hyperlib Job Description?

Take a look at this  job listing a colleague sent me a couple of years 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 […]

Context Book Extension

Hey all – I have been thinking that a little extra time might be useful for you all and for me as well. I am currently working on my promotion dossier for Full Professor, the last step that comes four years after getting tenure. Everything is due September 30.  I have to tell you: it […]

Reminder: Module Explanations

Hey all – I just want to remind you of the module breakdown. Do not feel you have to read through every “Thing to Explore.” Modules include the following sections: Things to Read The required readings explore topics you are expected to understand and incorporate into your assignments for all modules in the course. Things […]

Please Use @michael

Hey all – I am diving in to your first reflective posts and I’m already thrilled with your thinking and writing. I am leaving thoughts and comments. If you reply with your own comment to one of mine on your blog, please use my username @michael so I am sure to get notification of your […]