Stacey von Winckelmann serves as a Digital Services Librarian for Ashford University and an Associate Faculty Member in the College of Education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and Reading from the University of North Texas, a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University, and a Master of Arts in Book and Digital Media Studies from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Her professional background includes teaching at the elementary level and working as a school librarian in grades K-12. During her studies abroad, she held an internship as a researcher for the National Library of the Netherlands. Upon returning to the states in 2011, Stacey joined the Ashford team as a faculty member for the College of Education in the Education Studies and Library Science and Media programs. In addition to her faculty position, she is a Digital Services Librarian for Ashford University. In this role, she works directly with students and faculty members to meet their research and information needs. Stacey currently serves as the library liaison to the College of Education and is heavily involved with the implementation of information literacy instruction into online courses.
As a faculty member, Stacey is committed to Ashford’s students and enjoys making a difference in each student’s learning experience. She is able to infuse her educational background and work experience into her interactions with students, which she finds is the best way to connect with and prepare students for their future careers. One tip she shares with all of her students is to volunteer in one’s field of interest to learn the practical ins and outs of the job and to build a professional network.
Ms. von Winckelmann currently lives with her husband and two cats in San Diego, CA, where she enjoys reading, cooking, playing golf, and watching European soccer.