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.

Share & Submit Your Symposium Post!

Hey all – to make it easy for folks to explore the symposium posts this week, please share your URL here. Post with a short “tweet” abstract for your entry in the comments below. Or perhaps a haiku? 🙂 ALSO: Please submit the URL for your symposium post to Canvas when you are ready!

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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” – […]