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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.

Welcome to the Course Wrap Up!

Greetings all! Can you believe we are at the end? I made a video for you. Please take a look: Housekeeping: Please fill out the SOTES.  I appreciate your feedback and participation in SOTEs. Please submit your activity stream to Canvas if you haven’t already. Your blog URL should also be submitted to Canvas. Our course ends May […]

After Post #6, Submit Your Blog URL to Canvas

Hello all – Please submit your blog URL to Canvas after you finish Post #6. I cannot assign points in the rubric until I have a URL submitted! It should be the top level URL of your blog. For example: @trishcampbell is Reflective Posts: Blog Post #2: Describe the Information Community you are choosing to […]

Welcome to Creation Culture

With the advent of makerspaces and 3d printing, the concept of creation takes on a new dimension: machines allow us to conceive, design and “print” a tangible object.  In module 14, we explore how libraries and other information environments are offering programming to assist and instruct users on how to create.

Sharing Abstracts?

Hey all – so everyone in our section can see what topics you all explored, please consider posting your abstract as a blog post at the Community Site. I just read the early papers and I am so knocked out by the work.