Dr. Wendy Stephens

 Associate Professor of Library Media


B.A., Art History and Studio Art, Dartmouth College

M.A., English, University of Alabama in Huntsville

M.L.I.S., Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama

M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Samford University

Ph.D., Information Science, University of North Texas

 Professional Memberships

Alabama Library Association (Past President)

Alabama School Library Association (Past President)

American Library Association

American Association of School Librarians, Region V (AL, MS, GA, LA, FL) Director

Assembly for Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN)

Children’s Literature Association

 Professional Biography

A north Alabama native, Wendy Stephens spent fifteen years as a high school librarian, first at Buckhorn High School and then at Cullman High School In 2015, Wendy Stephens joined the faculty of Jacksonville State University as Library Media Program Chair. She earned National Board Certification in Library Media and was the first Google Certified Teacher in Alabama. In 2016, she was chosen as the Association for Library Service for Children’s Louise Seaman Bechtel fellow, enabling her to dedicate a month to scholarship of historical children’s literature.


Publications include journal articles in Knowledge Quest, Young Adult Library Services, VOYA, School Library Journal, and Children in Libraries