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.

Describing Your Community

UPDATE: Moving this up to the top because your community description is important! It should clearly define your chosen community and utilize your research. Please share 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 information community. […]

Getting Started with…Research Paper

The goal of the Research Paper  is to give you experience in writing a graduate-level research paper. This assignment satisfies the San José State University’s Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR), and also meets INFO 200’s student learning outcomes #2-#5. View a video about the assignment: Web Version Download the Slides Video Podcast Audio Podcast Getting […]

Cedar Rapids Public Library Video Tour

Hey all – I put together a little video about my tour and time at Cedar Rapids Public Library. I went there to speak at the library’s staff development day. It was my last speaking trip before the pandemic. It seems so long ago! View video– Web version Download video podcast Download lecture slides This […]