Monthly Archives: March 2011

3 The San José School of Library and Information Science is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Stephens as a new full-time faculty member. Stephens is a recognized scholar and teacher in the areas of emerging technologies and library services, Learning 2.0 programs, social software, social media, digital library services, virtual communities, […]

Press Release: Dr. Michael Stephens joins SJSU SLIS

Much discussion has been made about librarians reaching out through social media to our communities and our patrons and rightly so. But, we often overlook the role that social media offers for us internally as a means to strengthen our organizations. One thing to remember is that libraries really do […]

Your “Library” Doesn’t Participate in Social Media, But Your People ...

Many technology policies are created out of fear. They are created to protect the organization from its own members. They present a laundry list of illegal activities from copyright infringement, to libel, to harassment, to intellectual property theft, etc. They “protect” the library from lawbreakers and heart breakers. Of course, […]

Policies Don’t Do Work – A TTW Guest Post by ...

My new column is up at Library Journal: If you are on the fence about emerging technologies, take a look at the new Horizon Report ( The 2011 report not only pre sents technologies to watch but offers a road map for planning and an ongoing dialog about change in […]

Office Hours: Scanning the Horizon