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.

Welcome to Module 13: Reflective Practice

Greetings! I hope our catching up week went well for all of you.I can’t believe how the time has flown. Thanks for your hard work. Now we look inward and explore reflective practice in this module. Readings are short to allow you time to work on the Director’s Brief. Please watch the lecture and spend some time […]

Essay at CIRI Blog

Hey all – Dr. Lili Luo asked me to write up a piece about my book Wholehearted Librarianship last spring. Take a look if you would like: Wholehearted Librarianship during the Pandemic We are discussing these changes in my classes. The landscape will surely be different on the other side of the pandemic, but I […]

Excellent Blogging!

Hey all – I just finished reading all of your posts – THANK YOU for the thoughtful and interesting content! I appreciate your hard work during such a chaotic time. If you did not get a comment from me, let me know! Image: My office mate and his hedgehogs.  

Library Planet

Hey all – As we move toward the end of class, some of you may be thinking about exploring global issues in hyperlinked libraries. Don’t miss this new site LIBRARY PLANET from Christian Lauersen of Roskilde Libraries and Marie Engberg Eiriksson of Gladsaxe Libraries, Denmark. Library Planet is like a crowdsourced Lonely Planet for libraries of […]