Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 19 Oct - Sun 23 Oct, 2011

Michael Stephens Michael Stephens (Resource Specialist)

Country/Region: USA

San Jose State University

Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, Creator and Primary Author, Tame the Web; United States

After working fifteen years in public libraries in Indiana, Dr. Michael Stephens is currently an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. He was previously an assistant professor at the Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science in River Forest, Illinois. His research focuses on use of emerging technologies in libraries and technology learning programs. His teaching interests include emerging technologies and library services, social software, social media, digital library services, virtual communities, user-centered planning for libraries, Internet users' information needs and behaviors online, and future roles of librarians and libraries. He currently writes the monthly column "Office Hours" in Library Journal exploring issues, ideas and emerging trends in library and information science education. Dr. Stephens has spoken about emerging technologies, innovation, and libraries to audiences in over 26 states and in five countries. He was the 2009 CAVAL Visiting Scholar in Australia, researching the effect of Learning 2.0 programs in Australian libraries. Through the US Embassies, he has presented and lead workshops in Germany, Switzerland and Turkey. Selected publications include two ALA Library Technology Reports on Web 2.0, two years of the monthly "Transparent Library" column with Michael Casey in Library Journal, and other articles about emerging trends and technology in various professional and scholarly journals. Stephens is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. He received an IMLS doctoral fellowship at the University of North Texas for his doctorate, was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and received the 2009 Association of Library &Information Science Educators Faculty Innovation Award as well as a 2009 University of North Texas Rising Star Alumni Award. Dr Stephens speaks nationally and internationally on libraries, technology, and innovation. He is fascinated by library buildings and virtual spaces that center around users, participation, creating content, and encouraging the heart.

Media files from Michael Stephens

Tame The Web: Libraries, Technology and People by Michael Stephens