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Stefani is an Archivist in the Meriam Library Special Collections and University Archives Department, where she performs reference, instruction, and outreach activities. Stefani applies communication theory and learner-centered pedagogy in information literacy instruction; she is skilled in designing, implementing, and evaluating IL instruction for group training sessions, and individual student consultations in a variety of formats. 

Below is a video that demystifies the research process, Quetzal-Kuhthau.

Stefani organizes Wikipedia Edit-a-thons for Meriam Library to improve students' awareness of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources in their research, increasing students' digital literacy, fostering a sense of public intellectualism in young editors. She has organized Wikipedia Edit-a-thons for Black Liberation Month, Women's Liberation Month, and Native American Heritage Month.

Stefani is a member of the 1st Gen Staff and Faculty group as well as the historian for the Chico State Chicano/ Latino Council. In 2016, she facilitated the transfer of CLC historical documents into the Meriam Library University Archives. 

Along with the Special Collections department, Stefani has contributed to the Chico Archives Toolkit (CAT) project, to help students incorporate records management best practices into their student organizations, increase student representation in the University Archives, and promote the University Archives as a resource within the campus community.

Below is a slideshow presented at the Annual Women of Wisdom Native American Storytelling event, focused on honoring the traditions, philosophies, and wisdom of Native American communities in the North State; highlighting the contributions by, and value of Native American women. Chico State hopes to foster a greater appreciation of the wisdom of local tribal communities with a focus on women's experiences.

 

Stefani has established the Chico State Diversity Changemakers Oral History Project (DCOHP), to illuminate the history of CSUC diversity and inclusion efforts. Through the promotion and implementation of DCOHP, the interviewees and the larger campus community will recognize institutional changemakers’ as Cultural Workers whose efforts have benefitted all of CSU Chico.

Stefani's research interests include diversifying the archives, flattening barriers to information literacy, and preserving social justice efforts in Chico, California, and beyond. 

Her undergraduate degree was awarded in 2010 from Humboldt State University in Native American Studies. She received her MLIS in 2016 from San Jose State University. 

Summer Bridge 2018 presentation: Conceptualizing, Finding & Accessing Primary Source Materials