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About Stephanie Davis-Kahl

Stephanie Davis-Kahl is the Scholarly Communications Librarian and Professor at The Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University. She provides leadership for scholarly communication programs, including Digital Commons @ IWU. She is the liaison to the Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Educational Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Design, Entrepreneurship & Technology departments at IWU, and serves as the Managing Faculty Co-Editor of the Undergraduate Economic Review. 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 was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal and was also awarded the Education & Behavioral Sciences Section Distinguished Librarian Award.


Present Scholarly Communications Librarian & Professor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Librarian Award, Education & Behavioral Science Section, 2014
  • Library Journal Movers & Shakers: Change Agent, 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 (2)

Articles (9)

Contributions to Books (2)

Presentations (31)