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Stephanie Allen

Stephanie Allen

Library Faculty: e-Resources, Instruction, Programming
South Mountain Community Library 
Office:  L-259; 602.305.5887
M.L.S., University of Texas at Austin
B.A., with honors, University of Texas at Austin

Teaching Philosophy:

During class I strive to create a welcoming, relaxed and respectful environment where everyone feels free to ask questions, to contribute, to get hands-on experience using Library resources, and to grasp and begin managing today's complex, unrelenting tsunami of information. During class I like to mix it up using various methodologies and activities, which appeal to different learning styles. I value student assessments.  

I like my students to know that there are librarians—as well as many others on campus—who are strong advocates for their academic success. Librarians are available to help the 77 hours per week South Mountain Community Library is open, and available 24/7 thru the Ask-A-Librarian live chat service.

I hope to inspire students to be interested life-long learners, who will remain vitally engaged with their local communities and world.


Teaching Areas:  Library Skills and Information Literacy, for a variety of academic disciplines, upon request by SMCC Faculty.

IFS201:  3 credits, General Education Designation "L." Development of skills and competency in accessing, evaluating and using information resources while examining the social and historical context, as well as the technological implications of the use and organization of information. 

AAA115 Instructor.

Workshops Offered:  Avoiding Plagiarism, Starting Research with Topic Selection, Databases 101, Advanced Databases, as scheduled on Library Calendar, or upon request.

Library Open Labs:  as scheduled on Library Calendar. 

Professional Interests:  Joint-Use Libraries; Free Speech & 1st Amendment Rights, Freedom to Read & Banned Books; Information Literacy Instruction, especially to community college students; e-Resources issues; Privacy issues in the Internet & social media age; Plagiarism; DEI and related issues; Service Learning & Voluntarism.