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.

Framework for Lit Reviews

Hey all – A student writes: “As I’ve never done a Literature review before, I’ve been reading through our material on how to go about it. I liked the idea of the “framework” proposed by Smallbone and Quinton but was frustrated that I couldn’t utilize their table. So, I made one. I wanted to email it […]

Describing Your Community Updated

Hey all – I have started looking at your Sources Survey assignments. I am updating this post and republishing if you’d like to share or comment about crafting your description. Greetings all – I think it would be useful for the next  assignments for all of you to work on refining your description of your […]