Stacey Wedlake

CV Research Scientist, Technology & Social Change Group
Gerberding Hall 054


  • Digital Inclusion
  • Technology and Social Change


Stacey Wedlake is a Research Scientist with the Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington Information School. Her research focuses on how community organizations and public libraries address digital inequalities created by unjust economic, political, and social systems. She has a particular interest in community-centered approaches to technology access and digital literacy training with attention to how policy and funding influence these efforts. Before coming to the UW, she taught beginning computer skills as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia and then to unemployed workers in the wake of the Great Recession. When not working, you can find her chasing after her two small children around Seattle parks. She holds degrees in Public Administration (MPA) and Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Washington.


  • MPA, University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, 2014
  • MLIS, University of Washington Information School, 2014
  • BA, Communication, Trinity University, 2005

Publications and Contributions


  • “Help is really necessary”: Case study of a technology distribution program for unemployed workers (2021)
    DIPRC2021: Digital Inclusion Policy And Research - Virtual
  • Creating a Digital Bridge: Lessons and Policy Implications from a Technology Access and Distribution Program for Low-income Job Seekers (2021)
    TPRC2021: The Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy. - Virtual
  • Data Care During Crisis: A Comparative analysis of COVID data infrastructure builders in India and the USA (2021)
    Society for Social Studies of Science - virtual
  • Digital Inclusion During COVID-19 (2021)
    Tech and Social Justice Workshop - Virtual
  • Digital skills framework for supporting adult education practitioners (2021)
    EdTech Center: Distance Learning Strategy Session - online
  • Accelerating action through digital technologies: strengthening digital skills and capacities for human wellbeing (2020)
    2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DESA/DSDG) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) - Virtual
  • Adult Literacy and Education: Strategies to Alleviate the Literacy Gap (2019)
    Office of Family Assistance - Seattle, WA
  • Building Digital Workforce Skills at the Local Level (2019)
    BroadbandUSA Practical Broadband Conversations Webinar - Online
  • Digital Equity and Inclusion in Seattle (2019)
    Seattle Public University Information Studies Program - Seattle, WA
  • Digital Skill Sets for Diverse Users (2019)
    Seattle Digital Equity Network - Seattle, WA
  • Digital Skill Sets for Diverse Users (2019)
    BroadbandUSA: Digital Inclusion - Local and State Governments - Webinar
  • Kenyan public librarians’ role in mobile-centric information access (2018)
    CHANGE Seminar - Seattle
  • Measuring City of Seattle’s Progress on Digital Equity (2018)
    2018 Community Indicators Consortium Impact Summit: Community Indicators in Action - Minneapolis, MN
  • Mobile Information Literacy: Adaptable curriculum for smartphone users in Myanmar and Kenya (2018)
    Mobile Learning Week - Paris, France