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.

SJCPL Response to Book Challenges

From last year but I wanted to share. For background, please see: https://www.wndu.com/2023/08/29/discussion-sexually-explicit-books-st-joseph-county-public-library/ I worked for 15 years at SJCPL. This issue felt close to home for me. This is the statement read by Dawn Mathews, Director of Branch Services at SJCPL at the meeting. I think it is powerful. The first amendment to the […]

We are an Animal Crowd!

Hey all – I just finished commenting on all your intro posts. I loved reading your stories.  I am amazed at how many of you have dogs and cats and other animals! Thanks for all the pics you are sharing etc… I will attach some pics of brothers Billy and Samm here. They are from […]