Denise Stephens
University Librarian
University of California, Santa Barbara

Denise Stephens, joined University of California, Santa Barbara as the University Librarian in 2011. She is also currently serving as University’s Interim Chief Information Officer.
Stephens came to UCSB from the University of Kansas, where she served for many years as Vice Provost for Information Services and Chief Information Officer. Prior to that, she was Acting University Librarian at Syracuse University. She holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Oklahoma and is an alumna of the Association of Research Libraries Leadership and Career Development Program.
Stephens’ particular areas of experience and research are in organizational and change leadership, program assessment, and digital services.