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.

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. Watch your feed readers for these posts and check them out. I just read a bit of the early papers and I am so knocked out by […]

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 users. 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 […]

Download This!

sunrise in the woods

A student shared this: I’ve found this pretty helpful while working on the paper: https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids/student-paper-setup-guide.pdf I would suggest downloading as you format your work! Image: Sunrise in the woods

Post #7: Emerging Tech

Hey all – Don’t miss the helper for Blog Report #7: Blog Post #7: Create a media-based artifact (infographic, video, audio, etc) from your research and explorations of your community’s use of emerging technologies. How do they use technology to advance the community or share information? Be as creative as you’d like! Use these “How To” […]