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Annabel Kuykendall Stephens

Annabel Kuykendall Stephens was American library and information scientist. Recipient Library of the Year award, Phi Beta Mu, Alabama Chapter, 2004, Ruth Blackburn Community Service award, 2004, Steven L. Mann award, Mystic Krew of Druids, 2007, Knox Hagood award, College Communications and Information Science, 2007.


  • Stephens, Annabel Kuykendall was born on April 17, 1947 in New Albany, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Carl Hunter and Ruth Nell Stephens.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Mississippi State College.for Women, Columbus, 1968. Master of Library Science, George Peabody College, Nashville, 1970. DLS, Columbia University, New York City, 1988.


    • Library. Muscle Shoals Regional Library., 1968—1970, Memphis Public Library., 1970—1972, branch head, 1972—1979. Director Jennie Stephens Smith Public Library., New Albany, Mississippi, 1982—1983. Associate professor University Alabama School Library.

      Information Studies, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1986—2007. Adjunct University American International Group School Library. Ifo Studies, since 2007.

      Planning consultant Homewood Public Library., Alabama, 2006, Gardendale Public Library., Alabama, 2007.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Author: Assessing the Public Library Planning Process, 1995, Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age, 1998.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Board director W. Alabama Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Outreach, Tuscaloosa, since 2003. Member of American Library Association (life), Reference User Service Association, Public Library. Association, Library Association Information Science Educators, Alabama Library.

    Association (Humanitarian award 2002, Eminent Library. award 2006, Lifetime Achievement award 2006).



    Travel, reading, theater.


    • Life partner Pat L. Dunbar.
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    Born April 17, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1968
      Mississippi State Coll.for Women
    • 1970
      George Peabody College
    • 1988
      Columbia University
    • 1968 - 1970
      Library Muscle Shoals Regional Library
    • 1970 - 1972
      Library Muscle Shoals Regional Library
    • 1972 - 1979
      Library Muscle Shoals Regional Library
    • 1982 - 1983
      director, Jennie Stephens Smith Public Library
      New Albany, Indiana, United States
    • 1986 - 2007
      associate, professor University Alabama School Library Information Studies
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
    • 2007
      adjunct University American International Group School Library Ifo Studies
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