After working fifteen years in public libraries, Dr. Michael Stephens is currently 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 five countries,including a 2009 speaking/research tour of Australia.. His recent 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. He received an IMLS doctoral fellowship at the University of North Texas,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. He was the 2009 CAVAL Visiting Scholar,researching the effect of Learning 2.0 programs in Australian libraries. Michael speaks nationally and internationally on libraries,technology,and innovation. He is fascinated by library buildings and virtual spaces that center around users,content,digital creation and encouraging the heart.