Specializations

  • Digital Inclusion
  • Digital Literacy
  • Technology and Social Change

Biography

Stacey Wedlake is a Research Scientist with the Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington Information School. Her research focuses on the role of intermediaries (public libraries, community organizations, and governments) in digital equity efforts. She has a particular interest in how these groups can best support individual and community digital literacy goals. More recently, as part of a the NSF-funded, Co-designing for Trust, she has begun to explore how digital literacy resources can be better designed as community-oriented solutions to misinformation. Stacey works with a variety of community and academic partners and enjoys creating actionable outputs for practitioners. Before coming to the Information School, she taught basic computer skills with Peace Corps Mongolia, YWCA/WorkSource, and Seattle Central College. When not working, you can find Stacey 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.

Education

  • 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

Presentations

  • “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
  • Digital Skills for Digital Equity: Identifying Skills Covered in Digital Literacy Frameworks and Curricula (2019)
    Information School Research Fair, University of Washington - Seattle, Washington
  • 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