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.

Research Paper Q & A Recording – Please Watch!

Thanks to all who attended! the questions were GREAT and I think the answers will be very helpful to many. NOTE: Research paper is now due December 6th at 1159pm. Due dates for Blog Report #6 & #7 are relaxed as well if you need them to be! Watch the session here: Passcode: y.v11ynz […]

Getting Started with…Research Paper

The goal of the Research Paper  is to give you experience in writing a graduate-level research paper. View a video about the assignment: Download: Web (Captioned) Lecture Slides  PDF) Video Podcast(mp4) Audio Podcast (mp3) Getting Started All assignments in INFO 200 help build your understanding and knowledge of the information needs and information-seeking behaviors of the information community […]

Global Blog Report

Hey all – I want to let everyone know that the globally focused post can come from any resource you find related to your information community and how they might be served by information professionals in other parts of the world. Use the articles in the global module for inspiration. Take a look at the […]

Sources Surveys Graded & Grading Criteria

Greetings all – The submitted Information Sources Surveys are graded. Everyone did well! I want to make sure students review the rubrics and grading criteria for our coursework. The Assignment Submission Guidelines  were part of the Getting Started Module and are also found in the menu under Assignments. Be sure to review those PDFs. Here […]

Welcome to Module 11: Teaching and Learning

Greetings all! Now we turn our attention to librarians and information professionals encouraging and supporting learning for their communities. The exchange of information and knowledge within communities of learners is an area ripe for exploration.  How people learn, what motivates them, and how we can assess them are viable questions for information professionals.