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.

Another Choose Your Own Adventure?

Hey all – I’ve been working behind the scenes with @stevemacaris on some tweaks to modules etc for going forward. I have a thought I wanted to run by you as current members of #hyperlib. Would another “Choose Your Own Adventure” module focused on all the learning stuff be interesting? I am especially keen to do […]

Wide Brown Land: Australia Travels

Hey all – I’ve mentioned my Australia travels a few times in comments, etc. I thought it might be interesting to record some details about my travels and what’s happening in Australian/Asia Pacific libraries. This is an optional presentation – perhaps it might inspire some of you for the Director’s Brief. Watch the Panopto Lecture […]

Welcome to Module 12: Library as Classroom

Now we turn our attentions to the library as classroom. The library as creative classroom means we approach the learning opportunities we create with thought, user-directed planning, and insights from research. This classroom may include physical spaces for instruction and discovery as well as online, multiscale platforms aimed at social learning and participation.