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.

Faculty Retreat

Hey all – I’m in our November Faculty Retreat in Zoom the next two days. If anyone needs anything – email me or Zoom IM me. I hope everyone is well! Remember: Director’s Brief is due anytime from the 24th to December 1. Your Symposium entry should be posted by our last weekend to give […]

Just Breathe

Hey all – Last fall, I got an Apple Watch to replace my ailing Fitbit. It has become an amazing tool for health tracking etc. I wanted to tell you this because the watch does a cool thing: it reminds me to breathe. For one minute. Throughout the day. I thought that might be a good […]