Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries
Library design, Virtual library
Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor, San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science
Mobile and Web technologies are changing the way we live and learn. Libraries can play a key role in this future. Imagine the emerging hyperlinked library as a creation space, community space, anything space. Imagine this library available everywhere via mobile devices and tablets. How will services change? What skills will staff require? What does this future look like going forward as we encourage learning everywhere as a means for transformative change for ourselves and our users. Dr. Michael Stephens is an assistant professor with the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science. He is a recognized scholar and educator in the areas of emerging technologies in libraries, technology learning programs, user-centered planning for libraries, and future roles of librarians and libraries. Stephens has made presentations about emerging technologies, innovation, and libraries to audiences in more than 26 states and 8 countries.