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.

Maus & Book Banning

Hey all – This is from spring 2022 but this Twitter thread is absolutely compelling to me. Please take a look if you can. I think you all may encounter waves of book banning in your careers and it’s good to understand where this comes from.The Hyperlinked Library is all about participation and connections around […]

Michael Casey Recording

Thanks to the students who attended our chat. The questions and discussion were most engaging. Please watch if you can. https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/wko66j0l9qj7w28mz2tfg/Michael-Casey-Chat_default-2.mp4?rlkey=7rvvew8k08en9g7h08egfaqpr&dl=0 I just moved the file as a Video Podcast to Dropbox. Does this work for everyone?

Reminder: Michael Casey Chat Today

Hey all – Hope you can attend: February 18: Michael Casey, author of one of our foundational texts and Director of Customer Experience for the Gwinnett County Public Library in metropolitan Atlanta, will join us at Noon PT. We’ll talk a bit about his libraries and answer any questions you have, etc. Join from PC, […]

New Gwinnett County PL Branch!

Hey all – Michael Casey sent me this article about the grand opening of GCPL Snellville Branch last fall. Take a look at the photos! Note the staff member with the rolling cart. There is no service desk! We chat with Michael on Sunday. https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/multimedia/check-out-the-new-elizabeth-h-williams-library-branch-in-downtown-snellville/collection_ac093340-566d-11ee-8b3f-972207902027.html#2 February 18: Michael Casey, author of one of our foundational […]

I ❤️ This

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj_y2QUo4M2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link “Inclusion leads to a change in communication and attitude towards our patrons. If we emphasize inclusion, everyone that walks into the library receives the same high-level of care and a positive attitude from library employees. No matter if it’s a patron’s worst day or their best day, they can come to the library and […]