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.

Course Requirements & Keeping Up

Hey all – This Sunday your first reflective bog post is due: Blog Post #2: Description of Information Community you are choosing to explore for the course and the research paper. The post should be written clearly, with citations as needed, and free from errors. The Post #2 helper is intended to guide you.

One More Blog to Add :-)

Hey all – say hello to @rchoile Please add his blog to your feeds: https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/info/rchoile/ Go to the +Add Content link at the bottom of the grey sidebar. Copy the URL into the search box and then press follow. Add the feed to one of the learning groups for our course

Important: Surveys & Interviews

Greetings all – this is a cross post from the Community Site – I had a question come in about students in INFO 200 interviewing or surveying members of their chosen community. This prompted some discussion amongst the 200 instructors and the chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) on campus. Some important clarifications follow. […]