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.

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! If you have time, be […]

Reflecting on Reflecting!

Hey all – It is fine by me if you build your final reflections into your Symposium entry. Note that the post or artifact should include your brief thoughts on the Reflective Practice module. You can combine or do a separate post.  Just let me know via a comment in Canvas when you submit the […]

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. You can easily access the SOTE link from within Canvas.  SOTEs will be available until December 10th. Students can find the link to MyCoursEval in an e-mail invitation at their preferred […]

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” – […]

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. […]

Director’s Brief Update

Hey all – just an update on extensions and such. I want to make a blanket extension to all in class until midnight PT November 30th. The will be no late penalties for anyone. If you need a bit more time or have a question, send me a message! Please enjoy the next few days! […]