204 California St.
Huntsville AL 35801
wendysteadmanstephens at gmail.com
Wendy Stephens has been librarian at Cullman High School in Cullman, Alabama since 2012, having worked at Buckhorn High School as the librarian for a decade previously. A graduate of Dartmouth College, she has a subject area master's degree in English literature and attended library school as a Graduate Council Fellow at the University of Alabama. She worked as a library systems integration consultant and technology trainer before coming to Buckhorn. As a doctoral candidate in Information at the University of North Texas, she has been funded through the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Her research interests include intellectual freedom in schools, the history and evolution of school libraries, and information equity and digital inclusion. A National Board Certified library media specialist, she works with her colleagues at Cullman to introduce new technologies like document cameras and digital projectors and oversees the integration of read/write technologies in the classroom. At Buckhorn, she ensures that all students have baseline hands-on experience manipulating digital audio and video before graduation through her collaboration with the senior economics teacher on a semester-long multimedia globalization project. She was named a 21st Century Fellow by the Alabama Best Practices Center and recognized as an Emerging Leader by the American Library Association (ALA). An active member of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), Stephens served as the Blog manager for that organization (2010-12) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (2013-14). She is a current board member of the United States Board on Books for Young People.
You can view her GTA application video and some of her 2.0 work with students and a brief version of her vita is attached as a pdf below.