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.

Submit Your Blog URL for Reflection Blogging Assignment

Hey all – the last reflective blog post was due Sunday: Reflection on Infinite Learning Modules (Student choice of topic area): 4/21 After you post that one, please submit your blog URL to Canvas for assignment “Reflection Blogging.” Submit your top level URL for your blog. It might look like something like this: https://287.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/canfield/ (That’s @hcanfield 🙂 […]

Library Planet

Hey all – 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 the world meant to inspire library travelers to open the awesome book that is our world of libraries, cities and countries. We […]

Stacie Ledden Recording

Greetings all! We had an incredible chat with Stacie Ledden, including some excellent questions about the Anythink model. If anyone has any questions after listening, Stacie said she was glad to share her email: sledden @ anythinklibraries.org

Director’s Brief Extensions

Hey all – if you are swamped with other classes or life, please email me. I am happy to offer a couple of extra days for the Brief.  That said, they can also be posted anytime if you are done early. Remember: This will be your most polished, detailed and well-presented work of the semester. 🙂

Class Social Hour Thoughts?

Hello all – I want to schedule one more informal social time at the end of the semester. What works best for you all? I want to get a sense of who could or would like to attend. I am thinking Saturday the 11th or Sunday the 12th in the afternoon PT? How would that […]

Hyperlinked Job Description – Creativity!

This one popped up in the early summer 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 […]

Stacie Ledden Chat & Ask A Question

Hey all – Stacie joins us this Monday! April 22 –  Stacie Ledden joins us at 4pm PT. Stacie is Director of Innovations and Brand Strategy at Anythink Libraries. Join URL: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/352988298 The session will be recorded. Can’t make it? Ask a question as a comment below.

Cooper

Dear class – We said goodbye to sweet Cooper Sunday afternoon. It happened very quickly. I so appreciate your kind comments and messages this past few days. I look forward to our last few weeks together exploring reflective practice, compassion and the heart.