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About Stephanie Davis-Kahl

Stephanie Davis-Kahl is the University Librarian & Copyright Officer at The Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University. She provides leadership and long-term planning for library services, collections, human resources, and facilities, and serves as liaison to several academic departments, supporting students and faculty through consultations, collection development, and information literacy instruction. She represents the library within Academic Affairs at IWU, and also represents the library within the Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC). She has served as the Managing Faculty Co-Editor of the Undergraduate Economic Review since 2008. She earned her BA in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College and her MS in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2014, she received the Distinguished Librarian Award from the Education & Behavioral Sciences Section of the Association of College & Research Libraries.



Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Librarian Award, Education & Behavioral Science Section, 2014
  • IR All-Star, Berkeley Electronic Press, 2013
  • Fellow, Frye Leadership Institute, 2009
  • University of California Irvine Disability Services Center, Staff Recognition Award, 2004
  • Library Journal Best Reference Website, "College Rankings" (co-creator), 1998
  • Jane B. and Robert B. Downs Award, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1998


1996 - 1998 University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana ‐ School of Information Sciences
1990 - 1994 B.A., Oberlin College

Contact Information

309-556-3010 (v)


Books (3)

Articles (9)

Contributions to Books (2)

Presentations (23)