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.

Just Breathe

Hey all – Last fall, I got an Apple Watch to replace my ailing Fitbit. It has become an amazing tool for health tracking etc. I wanted to tell you this because the watch does a cool thing: it reminds me to breathe. For one minute. Throughout the day. I thought that might be a good […]

Learning Modules Blog Post

Hey all – feel free to take extra time on the learning modules blogging too if you haven’t published yet! I am HOME! I dodged a winter storm here (a very early one). I had a great day at Cedar Rapids Public Library and will be recording a special video for you about some of […]

Next week: Breathing Room Week

Hey all – I never made it out of Traverse City yesterday. Two planes, two mechanical issues…6+ hours! Heading out today and back Saturday. Looking at your comments and reflecting, I’ve decided next week is “Breathing Room” week. We will start back with  Reflective Practice on 11/18. I will accept the Director’s Brief anytime from […]