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.

Welcome to our 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. Check your feed reader to see your classmates’ final reflections. Please submit your activity stream to Canvas if you haven’t already. Your blog […]

New Column about Library Planet

Hey all – my new column is up at Library Journal. It might be of interest in light of our global explorations. The World Spins Lauersen and Eiriksson agreed, writing, “If we all went about creating libraries in our own silos, we would miss many great opportunities.” Of course, we need global library collaboration on […]

Welcome to Module 14: Expanding Roles

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 or take screenshots before […]

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.