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.

New Column: Making A Name

Hi all – I wanted to share my November column from Library Journal. It just went up online. It’s about LIS students putting themselves out there. Building some type of professional presence on social media is a good step for any LIS student. LinkedIn, Facebook, and other sites offer a place for a soon-to-be-librarian to […]

Welcome to Expanding Roles (Module 14)

No longer just storage space for books, 21st-century libraries are constantly evolving to maintain their relevancy and popularity with patrons. They are places where people gather to explore, interact, and imagine, and the onslaught of technologically-mediated life makes libraries’ cultural and community offerings more important than ever. Module 14 focuses on new models of service […]

Important: Resetting the Site

Hey all – soon after classes end I will be resetting this course section site. That process includes deletion of all user accounts. If there is any of your content you want to keep – group postings, course blog comments – be sure to copy and paste them out of the site before Dec 23rd. This […]