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.

Assignment Chat This Weekend

Hey all – we will chat about the remaining assignments on Sunday: March 10: 1pm PT Assignment Q & A Session for Innovation Strategy & Roadmap, Inspiration Report & Symposium. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:  Password: 945199 ➡️➡️➡️ FLUID DUE DATES are in effect. Use assignment due dates as a guideline but […]

Inspiration: UCF Hitt Maker Podcast Studio Matt DeSalvo, Manager of the Libraries’ LibTech service, spearheaded the development of the Hitt Maker Podcast Studio in response to the increasing demand for podcast recording facilities. DeSalvo explained, “LibTech offers a variety of audio recording solutions, including a kit that provides a recording mixer, four microphones, and all the associated cables. Yet despite […]

Blogging Off to an Excellent Start!

Hello! I read all the blog posts in my Feedly! Thanks for all of your insights and candor in your reflections! I commented on everyone’s work. If you did not get a comment from me, please comment below. Looking forward to more of your writing! Note – I approved a lot of comments in your […]

Research Article: Student Use of Mobile Devices

Hey all – Honored to do research in 2021 with Lecturer Emeritus Debbie Faires and SJSU School of Information graduate Nikki Rudiger. This was published in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 2021 Vol. 62, No. 4 DOI: 10.3138/jelis-62-4-2020-0093. Take a look if interested. I am fascinated by what we called the Student […]

New Planning Article added to this Week’s Module

Hey all – Just added this to the Planning module: Working Hand in Hand One of the clearest models for how to conduct community-led planning in libraries comes from the Working Together Project, an initiative that created the Community-Led Libraries Toolkit. The model has five broad stages: (1) systematically build knowledge about community through community […]

Another #hyperlib Job Description?

Take a look at this  job listing a colleague sent me a couple of years ago. Very interesting mix of duties and requirements. You’ll see some things here that you are doing in this class! 🙂 Bolding is mine. Announcement: The University of Texas at Arlington Library invites applications from highly motivated, innovative, forward thinking professionals […]

From Twitter – Idaho Libraries

From last spring — This fellow from ILA is amazing:   Everybody needs to check out @lancemcgrath, President of the Idaho Library Association, testifying against HB 139. Wait for the absolute clap back he gave Rep. Ehardt, at the end. — Socialistlyawkward (@socialistlyakwd) March 1, 2023