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.

Share Your Intro Post Here!

Hey all – the OPML won’t be ready for a couple more days, so for now – please share the URL to your introductory post here. I want to make sure everyone gets to see each other’s posts. I am thrilled to see everyone’s work streaming in. If you have questions, don’t be shy!

Hyperlinked Library Class Chats!

Class Chats! Occasionally throughout the semester, Michael will host a social hour for the class in the Hyperlinked Library Commons on Zoom.  These are optional “drop in” sessions for students to ask questions, share or just chat. We might also have guest speaker or conversation with a practitioner.  There are no mandatory sessions  but students are encouraged to […]

Welcome to The Hyperlinked Library: Emerging Trends & Technologies

Welcome to The Hyperlinked Library: Emerging Trends & Technologies Greetings all.  Welcome to #hyperlib! I am really excited about starting the semester! Some thoughts before we begin… Course Overview: “The new tools provide powerful options for working with data, text, sound, and images. …. There is, predictably, an increasing departure in information handling from the simple […]