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.

Context Book Thought

Hey all – As you work on your book report, remember to take a look at the assignment page. The assignment is meant to get you thinking beyond library literature to socio-technological writing of all kinds. The diversity of voices and viewpoints in all the books is always interesting!

Behold! Our OPML File!

Hello everyone! We just finished the OPML for all the blog URLs. I am excited to add it to my Feedly and dive into your blogs. Please say hello too @elicon89 Elizabeth is working with me this semester on a INFO 298 WordPress Immersive Experience and will be creating some content and more for my […]

Course Opener Social Chat Recording

Thanks to all who attended! If you could not attend, please watch the 30 minute recording. There were many good questions! Share this recording with viewers: https://sjsu.zoom.us/rec/share/u9cIdH1sbg_a23mLr6hVst_VlXlGhII_lMO6ScybBhLF9OdmkcAOwfrXaqN3aO5o.KxewdXx9gscVaqpp Passcode: mdMC63d@ Image Buddy waiting for dinner

Introductions!

Hey all – I just read everyone’s intro posts – THANK YOU for all of the sharing, pet pics and more! I commented on all. If you did not get a comment from me, please comment below. Looking forward to more of your writing! Image: in honor of all the students this semester who reside […]

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 […]