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.

Job Listing: Digital Services Manager

From last year: Wilmette Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Digital Services manager to join our team. This role will be responsible for overseeing the patron technology experience, including managing the library technology center; providing patrons with digital literacy instruction and assistance; and helping create new and innovative ways to use technology […]

Access Services Slides & Pics

Greetings all! I am back from Atlanta. Travel went well. Here are my slides: And here are a few pics of the amazing learning space we had for my keynote: (and I got to have dinner with Michael Casey!)

Austin Central Library Inspiration

John Szabo, City Librarian at Los Angeles Public Library, posted this to Facebook. I asked if I could share with you all. He said yes! During a brief trip to Austin, I had to see the gorgeous new Austin Central Library. It’s a stunner. Beyond the beauty of the space, the best part was seeing […]