Steven D. Yates, EdS

Instructor and Acting Coordinator School Library Media Certification Program

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Steven Yates is an instructor in SLIS and serves as the acting coordinator of the school library media certification program.


  • EdS, Library Media, University of West Alabama, 2010.
  • MLIS, University of Alabama, 2006.
  • MA, Communication Studies, University of Alabama, 2005.
  • BA, Geology and History, University of Alabama, 2003. (Phi Beta Kappa)

Recent Presentations

  • Yates, Steven. “CCRS (Clear, Concise, Resonant Speaking): Transforming Your Professional Voice!” American Association of School Librarians, Columbus, OH: November 2015.
  • Yates, Steven. “Big Love: Ways the School Librarian Can Partner with Every Other Teacher in the School.” Invited Keynote Speaker. Opening Doors Workshop Series for Media Specialists: Opening Doors to Collaboration. University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Mervyn H. Sterne Library, April 2015.
  • Yates, Steven, and Jim Smith. “Sustainable Training for Alabama Public Library Employees: ALLA Update.” Concurrent Session at Alabama Library Association Annual Conference, Point Clear, AL: April 2015.


Recent Professional Service Activities

  • Alabama Library Association
    • President, 2011-2012
    • Moderator, Young Adult Services Roundtable, 2009-2010
  • Alabama School Library Association
    • Conference Host, 2009, 2011, 2012
    • Treasurer, 2009-2011
  • American Library Association
    • Member, Committee on Diversity, 2013-2015
    • Emerging Leader, 2010
  • American Association of School Librarians
    • Board Representative to the Executive Committee, 2015-2016
    • Member-at-Large, Board of Directors 2014-2016
    • Chair, Fall Forum 2014 Committee
    • Member, National Conference 2013 Committee
    • Member, Professional Development Advisory Group
    • Vice Chair, ALA Annual Program Committee, 2013
    • Member, ALA Annual Program Committee, 2012

Editorial Work

  • Guest Co-Editor, Knowledge Quest,40(3), January/February 2012
  • Member, Editorial Board, Knowledge Quest, 2010-2013

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