Digital Resources Librarian in the Browne Popular Culture Library (BPCL).
Stefanie Hunker is the Digital Resources Librarian in the Browne Popular Culture Library (BPCL). She holds a Master’s in Library Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor’s of Music in Music History from The Ohio State University and has been employed at BGSU since 1995. Her responsibilities include the maintenance and development of the BPCL web site and its various social media outlets, cataloging of items in various material formats, organization and processing of special collections and their respective finding aids, as well as collection development and instruction with the Dept. of Theatre and Film and instruction with the Departments of Popular Culture and American Culture Studies.
Stefanie has publications in Reference Services Review, Internet Reference Service Quarterly, the Journal of Law and Social Work, the Charleston Advisor, and the Journal of Web Librarianship, conference proceedings, and a book entitled Cataloguing Outside the Box: a Practical Guide to Cataloguing Special Collections Materials, co-authored with P. Falk. She has presented at LOEX, IOLS (now part of InfoToday), Academic Library Association of Ohio, and American College and Research Libraries conferences. Her research interests include how technology can be used to assist users in finding information and how studying special collections materials can enhance the cataloging of these materials and users’ access to them.
Additionally, Stefanie is a former U.S. Marine and a Gulf War