Research Services Librarian
Pronouns She | Her | Hers
Stephanie Birch is the Africana Studies Librarian at UConn Library. Prior to becoming a Husky, she served as the African American Studies Librarian at the University of Florida and library liaison to the UF Oral History Program. Stephanie holds advanced degrees in History, African Studies, and Library Science from the University of Illinois, where she also earned a BFA in Art History with a concentration in African Diaspora Art. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys creating art, exploring historical sites, and being a human/dog mom.
Areas of Expertise
- African American Studies
- Black Digital Humanities
- Community Outreach & Engagement
- Prison Studies & Mass Incarceration
- Oral History
- Birch, S. (2021). African American Library Collections and Services at the University of Florida. In Gordon, J. U. & Ortiz, P. (Eds.) African American Studies: 50 years at the University of Florida. LibraryPress@UF.
- Birch, S. (2021, July 16). A Librarian’s Guide to Radical Gatekeeping: Reducing Academic-Driven Harm in Chronically Exploited Communities. 2021 Panhandle Library Access Network Conference, virtual.
- Birch, S. & Ronan, J. (June 2020). Black Thursday: UF’s Black Campus Movement (online exhibit). George A. Smathers Libraries.
- American Library Association
- Association of College & Research Libraries
- Association of Research Libraries
- Council for Library and Information Resources
- Digital Library Federation