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.

Hyperlinked Job Description – Creativity!

This one popped up in early summer 2018 here in Michigan. What do you think? CLASSIFICATION: Librarian (ET. – 40 hours) POSITION TITLE: Creative Services Librarian REPORTS TO: Adult Services and Reference, Department Head POSITION SUMMARY: The Creative Services Librarian manages, develops and delivers innovative programming in a creative environment. Utilizes hands-on training and collaboration […]

Welcome to “Keep Calm & Reflect” Week

Greetings all! We interrupt our regularly scheduled program for a special “Keep Calm & Reflect” Week. Use the time to work on your Director’s Brief or whatever you’d like. Action Items: Breathe. Meditate. Take a walk if possible. Did you submit your blog URL for grading? Contact me: I am available for questions – site […]

Housekeeping: Director’s Brief

Hey all – I had a couple of questions about the Director’s Brief assignment. In the text of the brief, you’ll be sharing the results of your literature search. It becomes part of your narrative. These citations will be included in a references or bibliography section. Also, be sure to review the rubric.