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.

We are an Animal Crowd!

Hey all – I am working on the OPML and commenting on your intro posts. I am amazed ant how many of you have dogs and cats (and toads and doves!). I am loving all the pics you are sharing etc… I will attach some pics of Billy and Samm here. They are from 3rd […]

Michael Casey Chat Scheduled

Hey all – just confirmed with Michael: September 14: 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 from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/89795924140?pwd=eHM4THJCbVUwa29KY0ZHOWkrWFYvdz09 Password: 180239

Course Intro Video Corrected!

Action Items (over the next few days): View the Course Intro Video Web Version | Download Video Podcast View the Assignment Overview Video | Download Slides | Download Video Podcast View the Course Site Tour screencast (For Academic Year 2022-2023)   Image: View from Pyramid Point at Sleeping Bear Dunes

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!

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 […]