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.

Digital Life Librarian Job Description

Here is a job description from CityLibraries Townsville in Queensland, Australia from last spring. 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 […]

This Afternoon! Michael Casey

Greetings all. This afternoon: September 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 4pm PT. We’ll talk a bit about his libraries and answer any questions you have, etc. Join URL:https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/860133313

Gwinnett Flier about Open+

For interest, Michael Casey shared this about the Open+ System: open-handout September 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 4pm PT. We’ll talk a bit about his libraries and answer any questions you have, etc. Join URL:https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/860133313

Gwinnett County Public Libraries Visit

Hey all – Michael Casey will be joining us for a class chat on September 18. He is Director of Customer Experience for the Gwinnett County Public Library in metropolitan Atlanta.  I spent two days in Fall 2016 at Gwinnett to speak at the library’s Staff Day. I recorded a short travelogue about their innovative services for this […]

Ask Michael Casey a Question

September 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 4pm PT. We’ll talk a bit about his libraries and answer any questions you have, etc

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 […]