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.

Column: Making a Name

Hi all – I wanted to share a column from Library Journal in late 2017. It’s about LIS students putting themselves out there. It was also inspired by Hyperlinked Library students over the years! Building some type of professional presence on social media is a good step for any LIS student. LinkedIn, Facebook, and other […]

Please Share Your Thoughts: SOTES

Greetings all. I would appreciate your feedback and participation in Student Opinion of Teaching Effectiveness (SOTEs). It is helpful to me and to our school. As of this week, the SOTE/SOLATE teaching evaluations are open for students to take. This semester all courses will be evaluated through MyCoursEval. Please inform your students that they can […]

Notes on the Virtual Symposium

Greetings all! For our last few days of class, you will spend some time reflecting on all your work for the course. An artifact to represent that learning is what makes up the Virtual Symposium. Virtual Symposium To share your work for the semester, consider one or more of the following for the “virtual symposium” – […]

Briefs Rock!

I just finished the grades for submitted Briefs into Canvas – outstanding work folks! I am not kidding when I say: these are some of the best presented I have had in all the semesters I have been at SJSU. The global option seems to agree with many of you! I will be grading as […]

Share Your Director’s Brief Here

Please share your Director’s Brief URL here for everyone to explore with a few words to describe your focus. I’m very excited to read them. I will be working on grading all week. Will give you an update when to see grades in Canvas. Because of the extension offer, we’ll see posts throughout the week. […]

Welcome to Break!

Hey all –  Welcome to our Thanksgiving Break. I will be around all holiday week if you have questions about your Brief. I will be on Zoom often if you want to check in. Happy Thanksgiving Break all! Please enjoy the time off! Thank you for all of your hard work, all the amazing participation, […]