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.

Context Book Reports Rock!

Hey all – I just finished grading the books reports published and submitted to Canvas. 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 and explore […]

This Afternoon! Michael Casey

Greetings all. This afternoon: February 21 – 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 4pm PT. We’ll talk a bit about his libraries and answer any questions you have, etc.  Join URL: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/710738823

Gwinnett Flier about Open+

For interest, Michael Casey shared this about the Open+ System: open-handout February 21 – 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 4pm PT. We’ll talk a bit about his libraries and answer any questions you have, etc. Join URL: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/710738823

Digital Life Librarian Job Description

Here is a new job description from CityLibraries Townsville in Queensland, Australia. My colleague Warren Cheetham is Coordinator, Planning and Business Development there. I visited last year while in Australia. Take look at this bit and then grab the PDF to see the full job. Note the nuances of Australian library work. Townsville.Position Information_Digital Life Librarian […]

Share Your Context Book URL Here!

It’s exciting to watch your first major assignments appear in the course activity stream. Over the next few days we’ll see more Context Book Reports go up. For fun (and I know you are using the OPML),  please share your report URL in a comment on this post and a “twitter-like” short sentence about your major […]