Stef is the Equity and Outreach Librarian at Meriam Library, where she performs reference, instruction, and outreach activities. Stefani applies communication theory, learner-centered, race-radical pedagogy in information literacy instruction; she is skilled in designing and implementing information literacy instruction for group training sessions, and individual student consultations, in a variety of formats.
Below is a video that demystifies the research process utilizing culturally specific imagery, Quetzal-Kuhthau.
Stefani has organized 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 Chico State Chicano/ Latino Council.
She currently serves as the Society of California Archivists Member-at-large, and formerly co-chaired the Society of California Archivists Ethics and Inclusion Committee.
Stefani's research interests include Latinx leadership in libraries, critical race theory approaches to archival work, teaching with primary sources, and diversifying collections through oral history creation and curation.
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.
Graham, B., Baldivia, S., Cuthbertson, W., Leon, K., Monson, J., & Trask, J. (2021). Collecting First-Generation Voices in Academic Libraries and Archives. College & Research Libraries, 82(1), 44. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.82.1.44
Baldivia, S. (2021). De/Constructed Finding Aid Puzzle. In J. M. Porterfield (Ed.), Teaching with Primary Sources Cookbook. Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12680/9k41zk681
Baldivia, S. & Leon, K. (2022). Building stories and Changing Spaces. In L. Gonzales and M.H. Kells (Eds.), Latina Leadership: Language and Literacy Education Across Communities. NY: Syracuse University Press.
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