103: Michael Stephens

Steve chats with Dr. Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University and author of The Heart of Librarianship. He also writes the monthly column “Office Hours” for Library Journal.

unnamedunnamed-1

Dr. Michael Stephens is Assistant Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University and teaches the online postgraduate course, The Hyperlinked Library, focused on the powerful emerging trends, tools and processes driving change in library and information communities. He was the 2009 CAVAL Visiting Scholar in Australia, consulted for US Embassies in Germany, Switzerland, and Turkey, and presented to both national and international audiences about emerging technologies, innovation, and libraries. Since 2010, Dr. Stephens has written the monthly column “Office Hours” for Library Journal exploring the issues, ideas, and emerging trends in libraries and LIS education. For more than ten years, his research has focused on the use of emerging technologies in libraries and technology learning programs, and he is inspired by library structures and virtual spaces that support  users, participation, creating content, and encouraging the heart. From 2005 to the present, Dr. Stephens has delivered keynotes, papers, and workshops throughout the US and internationally on topics related to creative and open uses of technology to support and drive library services and learning.

SHOW NOTES:

Tame the Web
The Heart of Librarianship
The Transparent Library
“Talk About Compassion” (Office Hours)
“Dream, Explore, Experiment” (Office Hours)
“Adopt or Adapt” (Office Hours)
“The Hygge State of Mind” (Office Hours)

Circulating Ideas is produced with support from the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science and listeners like you. Find out how you can help here.

Episode 36: Michael Stephens & Michael Casey

[audio https://ia600702.us.archive.org/4/items/steve_CI36/CI36.mp3]
photo by Cindi Trainor

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 national and international audiences. He is fascinated by library buildings and virtual spaces that center around users, participation, creating content, and encouraging the heart. Michael’s Tame the Web blog is here: http://tametheweb.com.

Michael Casey is currently the Information Technology Director for the Gwinnett County Public Library in metropolitan Atlanta. Named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal in March 2007, he co-authored (with Laura Savastinuk) Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service and is a contributor to Library 2.0 and Beyond. He and Michael Stephens co-authored a monthly column in Library Journal titled “The Transparent Library“. He has written and spoken extensively on the subject of modern library services. Michael holds an MLS from Southern Connecticut State, an MA in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University, and a BA from Duquesne University. His family, friends, travel and hobbies can all be seen in his photos on Flickr.