Dr. Sarah A. Evans
University of North Texas
Information Science
(940) 369-8102
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Education

PhD, University of Washington, 2017.
Major: Learning Sciences and Human Development
Dissertation Title: Sparking and Sustaining Adolescent Learning: Embodied Values, Contextualized Literacies, and Developing Identities at the Public Library
MLIS, University of Washington, 2007.
Major: Library and Information Science
Certificate, Western Washington University, 2004.
Major: Elementary Education (K-8)
BA, University of Washington, 1997.
Major: Drama

Professional Positions

Academic - P-12
Librarian and Teacher, Seattle Public Schools. (September 2007June 2009).
Academic - Post-Secondary
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas. (September 01, 2019 – Present).
Assistant Professor, Texas Woman's University. (September 01, 2017August 31, 2019).
Research Assistant, University of Washington. (September 2014June 2017).
Teaching Assistant, University of Washington. (December 2013June 2015).
Research Assistant, University of Washington. (December 2013December 2014).
Adjunct Lecturer, University of Washington. (September 2007August 2014).
Research Assistant, University of Washington. (March 2012December 2013).
Research Assistant, University of Washington. (December 2009June 2010).
Professional
Collection Development Librarian, Sno-Isle Libraries. (April 2007August 2007).
Branch Manager, Sno-Isle Libraries. (March 2000April 2007).
Children's Liaison and Public Services Assistant, Sno-Isle Libraries. (November 1999March 2000).

Licensures and Certifications

Certificate in Effective College Instruction, The Association of College and University Educators and the American Council on Education. (2018 – Present).

School Library Media Endorsement, Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. (2008 – Present).

Professional Librarian's Life Certificate, Washington Office of the Secretary of the State. (2007 – Present).

Teacher Certification, Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. (2004 – Present).

Professional Memberships

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. (September 3, 2021 – Present).

Association for Information Science and Technology. (2020 – Present).

American Anthropological Association. (2014 – Present).

International Society of the Learning Sciences. (2009 – Present).

Young Adult Library Services Association. (2002 – Present).

American Library Association. (2000 – Present).

Association for Library Services to Children. (20092021).

Association for Library and Information Science Education. (20192020).

Children's Literature Association. (20192020).

Pop Culture Association. (20192020).

Texas Library Association. (20192020).

United States Board on Books for Young People. (20192020).

American Educational Research Association. (20092020).

Development Activities Attended

Conference Attendance,"American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting," American Anthropological Association, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America. (November 17, 2021November 21, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"LibraryCon Live!," Library Journal and School Library Journal, United States of America. (November 10, 2021).

Workshop,"Working with Inclusive Pedagogy and Cultural Responsiveness," University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (October 19, 2021).

Tutorial,"ePRO Approver Training," University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (October 4, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference," Association for Library and Information Science Education, United States of America. (September 20, 2021September 24, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"The Graphic Medicine 2021 UnConvention: What Are You Working On?," Graphic Medicine, United States of America. (August 13, 2021August 15, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"The 4th Annual Conference of the Comics Studies Society," Comics Studies Society, United States of America. (August 6, 2021August 7, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"SLJ Teen Live!," School Library Journal, United States of America. (August 5, 2021).

Tutorial,"Microsoft Teams Voice Training," University of North Texas, United States of America. (July 31, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"Connected Learning Summit," UC Irvine’s Connected Learning Lab, MIT’s Scheller Teacher Education Program and Education Arcade, and the Learning Games Network, United States of America. (July 7, 2021July 30, 2021).

Continuing Education Program,"Unlikely Allies in the Academy: White - European American INTRAgroup," University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (June 9, 2021July 21, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"49th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and the 24th International Forum on Research on School Librarianship," International Association of School Librarianship, United States of America. (July 12, 2021July 16, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"American Library Association Annual Conference," American Library Association, United States of America. (June 24, 2021June 29, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"Popular Culture Association National Conference," Popular Cultural Association and American Culture Association, United States of America. (June 2, 2021June 5, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"U.S. Book Show," Publishers Weekly, United States of America. (May 25, 2021May 27, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"Texas Library Association Annual Conference," Texas Library Association, United States of America. (April 22, 2021April 24, 2021).

Continuing Education Program,"Inclusion, Equity, and Community Building," University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (March 19, 2021April 23, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting," American Educational Research Association, United States of America. (April 9, 2021April 12, 2021).

Seminar,"NTX Gaming Symposium," Texas Christian University, United States of America. (March 13, 2021March 27, 2021).

Self-Study Program,"21-Day Youth, Faith, Race & Moore Challenge," Children's Literature Association, United States of America. (January 6, 2021February 9, 2021).

Seminar,"Anti-Bias & Cultural Awareness Program Speaker Series: Disrupting Business as Usual: Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Academic Advising," University of North Texas, United States of America. (December 11, 2020).

Seminar,"Anti-Bias & Cultural Awareness Program Speaker Series: Using an Equity Framework to Engage Students with Minoritized Identities," University of North Texas, United States of America. (November 16, 2020).

Conference Attendance,"83rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology," Association for Information Science and Technology, United States of America. (October 22, 2020November 1, 2020).

Conference Attendance,"Association for Library and Information Science Education 2020 Annual Conference," Association for Library and Information Science Education, United States of America. (October 13, 2020October 23, 2020).

Seminar,"Libraries at the Intersection of Adult Education, Family Literacy and Digital Equity," American Library Association, United States of America. (September 2020).

Workshop,"Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop - Intro to the IRB," University of North Texas, United States of America. (September 10, 2020).

Workshop,"Microaggressions & Inclusive Language Workshop," University of North Texas, United States of America. (September 4, 2020).

Seminar,"Diversity and Inclusion: Building Connection and Community in Physical, Online, and Hybrid Classrooms," Harvard Business Publishing, United States of America. (August 27, 2020).

Continuing Education Program,"Faculty Search Committee Training," University of North Texas, United States of America. (August 18, 2020).

Seminar,"Continued Conversations: Women of Color and White Women in the Academy: Understanding White Privilege," University of North Texas, United States of America. (August 4, 2020).

Continuing Education Program,"Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Issues," LinkedIn Learning, United States of America. (July 31, 2020).

Continuing Education Program,"Unconscious Bias," LinkedIn Learning, United States of America. (July 31, 2020).

Conference Attendance,"Public Library Association Conference," Public Library Association, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America. (February 26, 2020February 29, 2020).

Continuing Education Program,"Project Management Simplified (2014)," LinkedIn Learning, United States of America. (January 1, 2020).

Workshop,"Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals," University of North Texas Office of Research and Innovation, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (December 9, 2019).

Conference Attendance,"Young Adult Services Symposium," Young Adult Library Services Association, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America. (November 1, 2019November 3, 2019).

Conference Attendance,"The 13th International Board on Books for Young People Regional Conference," United States Board on Books for Young People, Austin, Texas, United States of America. (October 25, 2019October 27, 2019).

Conference Attendance,"Association for Library and Information Science Education 2019 Annual Conference," Association for Library and Information Science Education, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America. (September 24, 2019September 26, 2019).

Workshop,"Values-Based Academic Leadership Institute," Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (February 2019).

Continuing Education Program,"Course in Effective Teaching Strategies," Association of College and University Educators, United States of America. (20172018).

Continuing Education Program,"Online Faculty Development Program," Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (20172018).

Workshop,"Developing a Concept Paper and Contacting a Program Officer," Hanover Research and Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (2017).

Awards and Honors

Emerging Leader, American Library Association. (2009).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
INFO 4960, Information Science Institute/Seminar, 1 course.
INFO 5410, Adult Materials and Reading Interests, 4 courses.
INFO 5415, Graphic Novels and Comics, 13 courses.
INFO 5445, History and Culture of Youth Information Services, 4 courses.
INFO 5900, Special Problems, 1 course.
INFO 5960, Library and Information Sciences Institute or Seminar, 4 courses.
INFO 6900, Special Problems, 2 courses.

Teaching at Other Institutions

Texas Woman's University, Collection Development, LS 5003, Summer 2019.

Texas Woman's University, Library Materials for Children, LS 3013, Summer 2019.

Texas Woman's University, Practicum, LS 5843, Summer 2019.

Texas Woman's University, Collection Development, LS 5003, Spring 2019.

Texas Woman's University, Library Materials for Children, LS 3013, Spring 2019.

Texas Woman's University, Practicum, LS 5843, Spring 2019.

Texas Woman's University, Library Materials for Children, LS 3013, Fall 2018.

Texas Woman's University, Practicum, LS 5843, Fall 2018.

Texas Woman's University, School Library Media Center, LS 5333, Fall 2018.

Texas Woman's University, Collection Development, LS 5003, Summer 2018.

Texas Woman's University, Practicum, LS 5843, Summer 2018.

Texas Woman's University, School Library Media Center, LS 5333, Summer 2018.

Texas Woman's University, Collection Development, LS 5003, Spring 2018.

Texas Woman's University, Practicum, LS 5843, Spring 2018.

Texas Woman's University, School Library Media Center, LS 5333, Spring 2018.

Texas Woman's University, Practicum, LS 5843, Fall 2017.

Texas Woman's University, School Library Media Center, LS 5333, Fall 2017.

University of Washington, Directed Fieldwork, LIS 590, Summer 2014.

University of Washington, Directed Fieldwork, LIS 590, Fall 2013.

University of Washington, Directed Fieldwork, LIS 590, Summer 2013.

University of Washington, Research, Assessment, and Design, LIS 570, Fall 2012.

University of Washington, Directed Fieldwork, LIS 590, Summer 2012.

University of Washington, Materials for Teaching Reading: Children' s and Young Adults' Literature, EDC&I 461, Summer 2012.

University of Washington, Instructional and Training Strategies for Information Professionals, LIS 560, Spring 2012.

University of Washington, Directed Fieldwork, LIS 590, Winter 2012.

University of Washington, Children’s Materials: Evaluation and Use, LIS 565, Fall 2011.

University of Washington, Directed Fieldwork, LIS 590, Summer 2011.

University of Washington, Information Literacy, LIS 568, Spring 2011.

University of Washington, Directed Fieldwork, LIS 590, Winter 2011.

University of Washington, Children’s Materials: Evaluation and Use, LIS 565, Fall 2010.

University of Washington, Directed Fieldwork, LIS 590, Summer 2010.

University of Washington, Information Literacy, LIS 568, Spring 2010.

University of Washington, Children’s Materials: Evaluation and Use, LIS 565, Fall 2009.

University of Washington, Information Literacy, LIS 568, Spring 2009.

University of Washington, Children’s Materials: Evaluation and Use, LIS 565, Fall 2008.

University of Washington, Information Literacy, LIS 568, Spring 2008.

University of Washington, The Thoughtful Professional: Issues in Contemporary Librarianship, LIS 598, Winter 2008.

Non-Credit Instruction

Continuing Education, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of North Texas. (April 16, 2018).

Directed Student Learning

Major Professor, Information Science. (November 24, 2021 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member,"Digital Opportunity for K-12 Students," Information Science. (May 11, 2021 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member,"The Agency of Non-human Actors within the School Library," Information Science. (April 30, 2021 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Co-Chair, Information Science. (March 1, 2021 – Present).

Major Professor, Information Science. (November 30, 2020 – Present).

Major Professor, Information Science. (June 1, 2020 – Present).

Major Professor, Information Science. (January 13, 2020 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Information Science. (September 1, 2019 – Present).

Directed Individual/Independent Study, Information Science. (January 18, 2022May 5, 2022).

Directed Individual/Independent Study, Information Science. (June 1, 2021August 5, 2021).

Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Member or Grader,"The Active Agency of Non-Human Actors within the School Library," Information Science. (January 11, 2021April 29, 2021).

Dissertation Committee Member, Information Science. (August 24, 2020February 28, 2021).

Directed Individual/Independent Study,"Re-imagining Comics for Accessibility," Information Science. (January 13, 2020May 7, 2020).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Kim, J., Hong, L., Evans, S. (2021). Defining data literacy: An empirical study of data literacy dimensions. ALISE 2021.
Marino, J., Moore, J., Evans, S., Schultz-Jones, B. A. (2019). A Design Approach to a Wicked Problem: Designing Data Literacy Leadership Services for Librarians. Urbana–Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois. https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/103341
Book Chapter
Ward, S. J., Evans, S. A., Campana, K., Mills, J. (2019). Playing to Learn, Learning to Play: The Significance of Play and Making Programs in the Library. Create, Innovate, and Serve: A Radical Approach to Children's and Youth Services. 37-48. Chicago, Illinois: ALA Neal-Schuman.
Evans, S. A., Campana, K., Mills, J. (2019). Why Teens Need the Library and the Library Needs Teens. Create, Innovate, and Serve: A Radical Approach to Children's and Youth Services. 201-209. Chicago, Illinois: ALA Neal-Schuman.
Evans, S., Doughty, A. A. (2018). Mediating Adolescence: Public Librarians, Teenage Culture, and Young Adult Literature. Broadening Critical Boundaries in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture. 139-159. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Conference Proceeding
Jim, C., Evans, S., Grant, A. (2021). Multidimensional Approaches to Illustrate the Digital Divide among K-12 Students. IASL Conference Proceedings. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta Libraries.
Davis, R., Frens, J., Sharma, N., Muralikumar, M. D., Aragon, C., Evans, S. (2020). Mentorship Network Structure: How Relationships Emerge Online and What They Mean for Amateur Creators. Other. 36-45. Pittsburg, PA: Carnegie Mellon University: ETC Press. https://2020.connectedlearningsummit.org/proceedings/
Herman, B., Aragon, C., Evans, S., Shanley, L. (2020). Advancing Diversity in Human Centered Data Science Education through Games. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 57(1), . Association for Information Science and Technology.
Marino, J., Evans, S., Moore, J., Smith, D. L., Schultz-Jones, B., Elkins, A. (2019). Preparing library professionals for data literacy leadership: Administrator perspectives. Chicago, Illinois: Association of Library and Information Science Education. https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/105330
Yin, K., Aragon, C., Evans, S. A., Davis, K. (2017). Where No One Has Gone Before: The First Meta-Dataset of the World's Largest Fanfiction Repository. Association for Computing Machinery.
Evans, S. A., Davis, K., Evans, A., Campbell, J., Randall, D., Yin, K., Aragon, C. (2017). More Than Peer Production: Fanfiction Communities as Sites of Distributed Mentoring. Association for Computing Machinery.
Campbell, J., Aragon, C., Evans, S. A., Evans, A., Randall, D. P. (2016). Thousands of Positive Reviews: Distributed Mentoring in Online Fan Communities. Association for Computing Machinery.
Journal Article
Sosnowski, J., Tokunaga, T., Evans, S. A. (2021). Participatory Action Research in Education: Benefits and Tensions Across Contexts. Annals of Anthropological Practice. American Anthropological Association. https://anthrosource-onlinelibrary-wiley-com.libproxy.library.unt.edu/doi/10.1111/napa.12174
Evans, S. A. (2021). "We Need People to be Woken Up and See This!" Teens Learning Through Critical Textual Analysis. Annals of Anthropological Practice. American Anthropological Association. https://anthrosource-onlinelibrary-wiley-com.libproxy.library.unt.edu/doi/10.1111/napa.12172
Evans, S. A. (2019). “Book Nerds” United: The Reading Lives of Diverse Adolescents at the Public Library. The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion. 3(2), 23. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Library. https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/ijidi/article/view/32589
Mills, J. E., Goldsmith, A. Y., Campana, K., Patin, B. J., Evans, S. A. (2015). Putting Youth First: The Radical Eliza T. Dresang. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. 5, . Chicago, Illinois: Young Adult Library Services. http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2015/01/putting-youth-first-the-radical-eliza-t-dresang/
McCutchen, D., Stull, S., Logan-Herrera, B., Lotas, S., Evans, S. (2013). Putting Words to Work: Effects of Morphological Instruction on Children's Writing. Journal of Learning Disabilities. 47(1), 86-97.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Evans, S. A. (2018). Research Roundup: Youth Activism through Community Engagement. Young Adult Library Services. 16(2), 14-16.
Evans, S. A., Randall, D. P., Campbell, J., Davis, K., Aragon, C., Evans, A. (2016). How Fan Fiction Mentors Can Change Lives. School Library Journal. https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=how-fan-fiction-mentors-can-change-lives
Webpage
Evans, S. A., Lu, K., Head, A. (2015). Zach Sims: Learning Real Life Skills That Matter. Smart Talk Interview. (22), . Project Information Literacy. https://www.projectinfolit.org/zach-sims-smart-talk.html
Evans, S. A., Head, A. (2014). Sari Feldman: Making Public Libraries More Relevant Than Ever. Smart Talk Interview. (21), . Project Information Literacy. https://www.projectinfolit.org/sari-feldman-smart-talk.html
Evans, S. A., Head, A. (2014). Katie Davis: Who is the Learner of Tomorrow?. Smart Talk Interview. (20), . Project Information Literacy. https://projectinfolit.org/smart-talk-interviews/who-is-the-learner-of-tomorrow/
Evans, S. A., Head, A. (2014). Eric Gordon: How Games Promote Lifelong Learning and Civic Engagement. Smart Talk Interview. (19), . Project Information Literacy. https://projectinfolit.org/smart-talk-interviews/how-games-promote-lifelong-learning-and-civic-engagement/
Head, A., Evans, S. A. (2014). Cathy Davidson: How Disruption and Distraction are Remaking Learning. Smart Talk Interview. (18), . Project Information Literacy. https://projectinfolit.org/smart-talk-interviews/how-disruption-and-distraction-are-remaking-learning/

Presentations Given

Invited Talk

Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), COI College Day - Ignite Talks!, Learning On Our Own Time, University of North Texas College of Information, United States of America. (2021).

Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), Virtual Happy Hour, “You Like Kids' Books, But Do You Like Kids?” The (Awesome) Realities of Children's and Teen Services, University of North Texas Library & Information Sciences Student Association, United States of America. (2021).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Head, A. (Author), Youth and Early-Learning Symposium, The "Overwhelming" and "Exciting" Transition from High School to College-Level Research: Results from PIL's Freshman Study, Seattle Public Library, Seattle, Washington, United States of America. (2014).

Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), Bills, P. (Author & Presenter), Everett, S. (Author & Presenter), Liberty, L. (Author & Presenter), Literacy, Language, and Motivation: Development Across Settings, Southwest University, Chongqing, China, China. (2011).

Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), Seattle School District Librarians Meeting, Letting Go of Dead Wood: Thoughts on Weeding a School Library Collection, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, Washington, United States of America. (2009).

Keynote/Plenary Address

Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), From Teen Tech Week to TeenTober: Digital Literacy Initiatives in the United States, Russian State Library for Young Adults, Russia. (2021).

Oral Presentation

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Department of Information Science Research Meetings, Finding Common Ground: Tips for Working Across Disciplines, University of North Texas, United States of America. (2021).

Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), The Graphic Medicine 2021 UnConvention: What Are You Working On, What Health Looks Like: Using Graphic Medicine to Bring Underrepresented Voices Forward Through Public Library Health Literacy Programs, Graphic Medicine, United States of America. (2021).

Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), The 4th Annual Conference of the Comics Studies Society, What Health Looks Like: Using Graphic Medicine to Bring Underrepresented Voices Forward Through Public Library Health Literacy Programs, The Comics Studies Society, United States of America. (2021).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Department of Information Science Research Meetings, The Promises, Perils, and Payoffs of Research in the Public Library Setting, University of North Texas, United States of America. (2021).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Department of Information Science Research Meetings, Entering the Field – Ethnographic Methods, University of North Texas, United States of America. (2020).

Davis, K. (Author & Presenter), Campbell, J. (Author & Presenter), Evans, A. (Author & Presenter), Randall, D. (Author & Presenter), Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Aragon, C. (Author & Presenter), Digital Media and Learning Conference, Distributed Mentoring in Online Fan Fiction Communities: Promoting Equity, Access, and Openness in Learning, Digital Media + Learning Research Hub, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. (20152015).

Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), Annual Conference, Manga Literacy: Using Asian Comics as an Information Literacy Tool, Washington Library Media Association / Washington Association of Library Employees Annual Conference, Tacoma, Washington, United States of America. (2010).

Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), Joint Conference, Manga Mania: A Guide to Japanese Comics, Oregon Association of School Librarians / Washington Library Media Association, Portland, Oregon, United States of America. (2008).

Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), Fenton, J. (Author & Presenter), Joint Conference, Reading B'tween the Lines: Tween Literature, Oregon Library Association / Washington Library Association, Vancouver, Washington, United States of America. (2008).

Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), Conference, Get Inspired: Exploring the World of Inspirational Fiction, Washington Library Association, Tri-Cities, Washington, United States of America. (2007).

Panel Presentation

Evans, S. (Panelist), American Library Association Annual Conference, Volunteering During a Pandemic: Celebrating Success & Identifying Growth Areas within YALSA, American Library Association, United States of America. (2021).

Evans, S. A. (Other), Annual Meeting, Reimaging Collaboration: Tensions and Possibilities in Participatory Action Research, American Anthropological Association, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America. (20202020).

Evans, S. A. (Panelist), Annual Conference, What Do Youth Service Librarians Need? Reassessing Goals and Curricula in the Context of Changing Information Needs and Behaviors of Youth, Association for Library and Information Science Education, Online, United States of America. (20202020).

Gobbo, F. (Chair), Evans, S. A. (Coordinator/Organizer), Bertrand, C. (Panelist), Scipio, D. (Panelist), 114th Annual Meeting, Working the Strange into the Familiar: Constructing and/or Reconstructing Professional Identity in Education Contexts, American Anthropological Association, Denver, Colorado, United States of America. (20152015).

Paper

Davis, R. (Author & Presenter), Frens, J. (Author & Presenter), Sharma, N. (Author), Muralikumar, M. D. (Author), Aragon, C. (Author), Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), Connected Learning Summit, Mentorship Network Structure: How Relationships Emerge Online and What They Mean for Amateur Creators, Online, United States of America. (2021).

Jim, C. (Author & Presenter), Evans, S. (Author), Grant, A. (Author), The 49th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and the 24th International Forum on Research on School Librarianship, Multidimensional Approaches to Illustrate the Digital Divide among K-12 Students, International Association of School Librarianship, United States of America. (2021).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), National Conference, Popular Culture Texts and Fandom Practices as Sacred Texts and Religious Practices, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. (20212021).

Herman, B. R. (Author & Presenter), Aragon, C. (Author), Evans, S. A. (Author), Shanley, L. (Author), Annual Meeting, Advancing Diversity in Human Centered Data Science Education Through Games, Association for Information Science and Technology, Online, United States of America. (20202020).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), 2020 World Library and Information Congress, Connecting the Past to Present Practice: Preparing Youth Librarians through Historical Research, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Dublin, Ireland. (20202020).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), 2020 World Library and Information Congress, “And Then He Read It Too!”: Reading in Community Across the Lifespan, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, Dublin, Ireland. (20202020).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Conference, Understanding “The Problem”: Youth Agency and Environmental Action in Jonathan Stroud’s Lockwood & Co., Children's Literature Association, Bellevue, Washington, United States of America. (20202020).

Marino, J. (Author), Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Moore, J. (Author), Smith, D. L. (Author & Presenter), Schultz-Jones, B. A. (Author & Presenter), Annual Conference, Preparing Library Professionals for Data Literacy Leadership: Administrator Perspectives, Association for Library and Information Science Education, Knoxville, Tennesee, United States of America. (20192019).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), 117th Annual Meeting, "We Need People to be Woken Up and See This!" Teens Learning Through Critical Textual Analysis, American Anthropological Association, San Jose California, United States of America. (20182018).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), 116th Annual Meeting, “Teens Live Here”: Public Library Services for Adolescents in an Immigrant Community, American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., United States of America. (20172017).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Tierney, G. (Author & Presenter), Vye, N. (Author), Annual Meeting, Beyond the White Lab Coat: Student Experiences in an Advanced Placement Project-Based Physics Course, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. (20172017).

Adams, C. (Author & Presenter), Vye, N. (Author), Tierney, G. (Author & Presenter), Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Kovacich, K. (Author & Presenter), Annual Meeting, Professional Development through a Networked Improvement Community: Turning Curricular Enactments into Learning Opportunities, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. (20172017).

Aragon, C. (Author), Davis, K. (Author & Presenter), Campbell, J. (Author), Evans, S. A. (Author), Evans, A. (Author), Randall, D. P. (Author), Special Topic Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development, Documenting Distributed Learning in Online Fanfiction Communities, The Society for Research in Child Development, Irvine, California, United States of America. (20162016).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Annual Meeting, Advocacy, Access, Activity, and Agency: Librarian Practices that Position Adolescents in Public Library Spaces, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America. (20162016).

Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), National Meeting, Mediating Adolescence: Public Librarians, Teenage Culture, and Young Adult Literature, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association, Seattle, Washington, United States of America. (20162016).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Annual Conference, Radical Teen Services Librarians: How Public Librarians Today Cultivate Interactivity, Connectivity, and Access, Association for Library and Information Science Education, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. (20162016).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), 113th Annual Meeting, Serving Teens: Librarians, Teens and Public Libraries, American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., United States of America. (20142014).

McCutchen, D. (Author & Presenter), Teske, P. (Author), Hung, A. (Author), Kuo, A. (Author), Evans, S. (Author), Writing Research Across Borders, Writing Instruction Across Borders: Digitally Scaling the Classroom Wall, Rhetoric Society of America, Paris, France, France. (20142014).

Poster

Kim, J. (Author), Hong, L. (Author), Evans, S. (Author & Presenter), 2021 ALISE Annual Conference, Defining data literacy: An empirical study of data literacy dimensions, United States of America. (20212021).

Keeton, k. (Author & Presenter), Evans, S. (Author), Multi-disciplinary Information Research Symposium, Building Multicultural Youth Archives: Deconstructing their Narratives in Real-Time without Apology, University of North Texas Association for Information Science and Technology Student Chapter, United States of America. (2021).

Moore, J. (Author & Presenter), Marino, J. (Author & Presenter), Evans, S. A. (Author), Schultz-Jones, B. A. (Author), iConference, A Design Approach to a Wicked Problem: Designing Data Service Training for Pre-Service Information Professionals, iSchools Consortium, Washington, D.C., United States of America. (20192019).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Young Adult Literature Symposium, It Has To Be Real: Reader Connections in a Reading Workshop Classroom, Young Adult Library Services Association, Austin, Texas, United States of America. (20142014).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Beyond Databases: Librarians in a Project-Based Language Arts Curriculum, International Society of the Learning Sciences, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America. (20142014).

Professional Meeting Contribution

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), District 7's Fall Meeting, We Need Diverse Voices: Multicultural Adolescents Critically Analyzing Multicultural Picture Books, Texas Library Association, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America. (2019).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Moore, J. (Author), Marino, J. (Coordinator/Organizer), Annual Conference, Data Literacy Leadership in the Library, Texas Library Association, Austin, Texas, United States of America. (20192019).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), Campbell, J. (Author), Davis, K. (Author), Evans, A. (Author & Presenter), Randall, D. (Author), Aragon, C. (Author), Young Adult Services Symposium, Writing within Community: How Mentoring Works in Online Fan Fiction, Young Adult Library Services Association, Portland, Oregon, United States of America. (20152015).

Scholarly Meeting Contribution

Evans, S. (Moderator), The 4th Annual Conference of the Comics Studies Society, Classrooms, Children's Literature, and Comics Studies, The Comics Studies Society, United States of America. (2021).

Evans, S. (Moderator), American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Learning in the Community, American Educational Research Association, United States of America. (2021).

Webinar

Evans, S. (Leader), Barefield, L. (Panelist), Dennison, J. (Panelist), Garcia, Y. (Presenter), YALSA's Webinars, Making the Most of Membership - Educational Opportunities, Young Adult Library Services Association, United States of America. (2021).

Evans, S. A. (Author & Presenter), The Living Multiliteracies Series, Manga Literacy: Getting More from Japanese Comics Culture, Multiple Literacies Lab - University of North Texas, United States of America. (2020).

Evans, S. A. (Author), IS Research Spotlight, Embodied Values, Contextualized Literacies, and Developing Identities with Adolescents in the Public Library, University of North Texas, Department of Information Science, United States of America. (2019).

Evans, S. A. (Presenter), Davis, K. (Presenter), Aragon, C. (Presenter), Evans, A. (Presenter), Randall, D. (Presenter), Connected Learning TV, Open Learning in Fanfiction Communities, Connected Learning Alliance, Online, United States of America. (2015).

Media Contributions

Magazine
"Reconnecting over the Airwaves," American Libraries. (January 24, 2022).
"Creating Health Equity," University of North Texas Research Magazine. (October 29, 2020).
Newspaper
"Denton library, shop see interest in 'Maus' after commotion over Holocaust tale," Denton Record-Chronicle. (February 4, 2022).
"No, Texas Public School Libraries Don't Offer Porn," Dallas Observer. (November 17, 2021).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Evans, S. A. (Other), "Global Fellowship for Understanding," Sponsored by University of Washington, National, $3500 Funded. (2011).
Grant - Research
Evans, S. A. (Principal), Davis-McElligatt, J. (Co-Principal), Champlin, S. (Co-Principal), Smith, D. L. (Co-Principal), Olness, G. (Co-Principal), "What Health Looks Like: Using Graphic Medicine to Bring Underrepresented Voices Forward Through Public Library Health Literacy Programs," Sponsored by College of Information, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (November 13, 2020 – Present).
Champlin, S. (Principal), Cartwright, A. D. (Co-Principal), Evans, S. (Co-Principal), Henry, L. R. (Co-Principal), "Designing a Community-Driven Health Communications Toolkit to Engage Male Audiences," Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Scholarly and Creative Activity Award, University of North Texas, $4700 Funded. (November 2020 – Present).
Evans, S. A. (Principal), Aragon, C. R. (Co-Principal), Herman, B. R. (Co-Principal), "Diversifying Human-Centered Data Science through the Research and Design of Ethical Games," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $114049 Funded. (December 1, 2021November 30, 2023).
Smith, D. L. (Principal), Tyler-Wood, T. L. (Co-Principal), Zhang, X. (Co-Principal), Kuon, T. A. (Supporting), Evans, S. A. (Supporting), Schultz-Jones, B. A. (Supporting), Moore, J. (Supporting), "School librarians facilitating the success of English language learners," Sponsored by Institute for Museum and Library Science (IMLS), Federal, $132893 Funded. (September 2021August 2023).
Evans, S. (Co-Principal), Simpson, L. (Co-Principal), "Raise Up Radio: Family and Youth Engagement in Library-Supported Learning via Radio," Sponsored by Institute of Museum and Library Services, Federal, $422276 Funded. (August 1, 2021July 31, 2023).
Evans, S. (Principal), Hong, L. (Co-Principal), "Comparative Study of Data Literacy Education for College Freshmen in US and China," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $1500 Funded. (December 18, 20192020).
Evans, S. A. (Principal), Moore, J. (Co-Principal), Schultz-Jones, B. A. (Co-Principal), Smith, D. L. (Supporting), Elkins, A. (Supporting), Marino, J. (Supporting), "Preparing Librarians for Data Literacy Leadership," Sponsored by Institute of Museum and Library Services, Federal, $45598 Funded. (April 1, 2018October 31, 2019).
Evans, S. A., "We Need Diverse Voices: Multicultural Adolescents Critically Analyzing Multicultural Picture Books," Sponsored by Young Adult Library Services Association / Voices of Youth Advocates, National, $1000 Funded. (June 2017May 2018).

Awards and Honors

Doi Doctoral Research Fund, University of Washington, College of Education. (2016).

Library School Scholarship, Friends of the Lynwood Library. (2006).

William E. Henry Fellowship, University of Washington, Information School. (2006).

Library School Scholarship, Friends of the Edmonds Library. (2005).

William E. Henry Fellowship, University of Washington, Information School. (2005).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, Neurodiversity Professional Network Education Committee. (September 2021 – Present).

Program Organizer, Faculty Writing Time. (August 2021 – Present).

Member, White Accountability Employee Resource Group. (January 14, 2021 – Present).

Member, Neurodiversity Professional Network. (November 2020 – Present).

Committee Member, University Writing Committee. (September 9, 2020 – Present).

Committee Member, Admission and Student Affairs Committee. (September 1, 2020 – Present).

Committee Member, Executive Committee. (September 1, 2020 – Present).

Task Force Chair, College of Information Black Lives Matter Discussion Group. (June 17, 2020 – Present).

Program Organizer, Living Multiliteracies Webinar Series. (May 5, 2020 – Present).

Member, Comic Studies Reading Group. (November 16, 2019 – Present).

Committee Member, Scholarship Committee. (September 1, 2019 – Present).

Program Coordinator, Storytelling Graduate Academic Certificate. (September 1, 2019 – Present).

Program Coordinator, Youth Librarianship. (September 1, 2019 – Present).

Program Coordinator, Youth Services in Libraries and Information Agencies Graduate Academic Certificate. (September 1, 2019 – Present).

Prepare/Grade Certification Exams, Capstone Experience ePortfolio. (November 2021).

Prepare/Grade Certification Exams, End of Program Examination. (November 2021).

Attendee, Orientation, Grad Preview Day. (October 9, 2021).

Committee Member, Committee on Committees. (September 1, 2020August 31, 2021).

Prepare/Grade Certification Exams, Capstone Experience ePortfolio. (July 2021).

Prepare/Grade Certification Exams, End of Program Examination. (July 2021).

Prepare/Grade Certification Exams, Capstone Experience ePortfolio. (April 2021).

Prepare/Grade Certification Exams, End of Program Examination. (April 2021).

Task Force Member, School Library Faculty Search Committee. (September 1, 2019December 1, 2020).

Prepare/Grade Certification Exams, End of Program Examination. (November 2020).

Prepare/Grade Certification Exams, End of Program Examination. (July 2020).

Committee Member, External Affairs & Physical Resources Committee. (September 1, 2019May 31, 2020).

Prepare/Grade Certification Exams, End of Program Examination. (April 2020).

Prepare/Grade Certification Exams, End of Program Examination. (November 2019).

Committee Member, Curriculum Committee. (September 1, 2018August 31, 2019).

Committee Member, Final Exam Committee. (September 1, 2018August 31, 2019).

Student Org Advisor (Professional Org), Graduate Library & Information Studies Association. (September 1, 2018August 31, 2019).

Committee Member, University Food Committee. (September 1, 2018August 31, 2019).

Other, Campus Move-In. (August 2018).

Task Force Member, Leadership with a Heart Think Tank. (August 2018).

Committee Member, Enrollment Management Committee. (September 1, 2017August 31, 2018).

Committee Member, Faculty Development Committee. (September 1, 2017August 31, 2018).

Other, Associated Students of the College of Education. (20122013).

Other, Associated Students of the College of Education. (20112012).

Committee Member, Common Book Committee, College of Education. (20112012).

Other, Association of Library and Information Science Students. (20062007).

Other, Association of Library and Information Science Students. (20052006).

Professional Service

Reviewer, Journal Article, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries. (July 1, 2021 – Present).

Committee Member, Young Adult Library Services Association - Research Committee. (July 1, 2021 – Present).

Editorial Review Board Member, Young Adult Library Services Association - YALS/YALSAblog. (July 1, 2021 – Present).

Committee Chair, Young Adult Library Services Association - Education Advisory Committee. (July 1, 2020 – Present).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, American Library Association. (October 1, 2021October 31, 2021).

Conference-Related, International Association of School Librarianship. (April 2018July 2021).

Reviewer, Journal Article, The Journal of Anime and Manga Studies. (June 1, 2021June 30, 2021).

Editorial Review Board Member, Young Adult Library Services Association - Research Journal. (July 1, 2019June 30, 2021).

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, National Science Foundation, Washington D.C.. (March 2021).

Reviewer, Journal Article, The Journal of Research on Libraries, and Young Adults. (February 15, 2021).

Reviewer, Journal Article, The Journal of Research on Libraries, and Young Adults. (October 15, 2020).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, American Educational Research Association. (August 2020September 2020).

Committee Member, Graphic Novels and Comics Roundtable - Convention Planning Committee. (July 1, 2019June 30, 2020).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, International Conference on the Learning Sciences. (December 2019).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (2019).

Task Force Member, Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. (2019).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Adolescent Research. (2019).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies. (2019).

Reviewer, Journal Article, The Journal of Research on Libraries, and Young Adults. (2019).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, International Conference on the Learning Sciences. (2018).

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, Institute of Museum and Library Services. (November 2018).

Board of Advisors, Young Adult Library Services Association - Research Journal. (July 1, 2017June 30, 2018).

Committee Member, Young Adult Library Services Association - Research Committee. (July 1, 2016June 30, 2018).

Reviewer, Book, Washington Young Adult Review Group, Washington. (20062017).

Committee Member, American Library Association - Committee on Research and Statistics. (July 1, 2016June 30, 2017).

Task Force Member, Young Adult Library Services Association - Proposed Literacies. (April 1, 2014June 30, 2016).

Committee Chair, American Anthropological Association - Council on Anthropology and Education - Culture, Learning, and Transmission. (2015).

Task Force Member, Young Adult Library Services Association - Young Adult Symposium Marketing and Planning. (February 1, 2015November 30, 2015).

Committee Chair, American Anthropological Association - Council on Anthropology and Education - Culture, Learning, and Transmission. (2014).

Conference-Related, International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Boulder, Colorado. (2014).

Task Force Member, Young Adult Library Services Association - Midwinter Marketing and Local Arrangements. (February 1, 2012January 30, 2013).

Committee Member, Young Adult Library Services Association - Frances Henne Research Grant. (July 1, 2010June 30, 2011).

Public Service

Other, Edelweiss+. (May 2020 – Present).

Other, NetGalley. (May 2020 – Present).

Discussant, North Texas Teen Book Festival, Irving, Texas. (March 6, 2020).

Other, Denton Community Clothing Swap, Denton, Texas. (July 26, 2019July 27, 2019).

Other, Magical Girl Day, Houston, Texas. (August 4, 2018August 5, 2018).

Other, Denton Community Clothing Swap, Denton, Texas. (July 27, 2018July 28, 2018).