Stephanie "Lispy" Galvan Russell is a Ravenclaw/Sith librarian working, living, lifting, and reading in Austin, Texas. She prefers YA over everything and has been dubbed the YA Queen.
Stephanie Galvan Russell is a middle school librarian in Austin, Tx. She serves as Chair on the Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Committee, Intellectual Freedom Committee, Media Virtual Presence Committee, and was the 2018 YART Young Adult Reading Incentive and TASL Media Virtual Presence Honorary Award Winner for her blog, The Lispy Librarian. Her mission is to serve her community by sharing her passion for learning and love of literacy with all students.
Stephanie received her MLS degree from Sam Houston State University, a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University, and is currently enrolled as a Doctoral Student in the Instructional Systems Design and Technology program at Sam Houston State University. Stephanie is a Texas Certified School Librarian as well as Certified Teacher with ESL endorsement.
Prior to becoming a librarian, Stephanie taught second grade and sixth grade math. She has served as a librarian at Harlingen CISD’s Cano Freshman Academy, Vandegrift High School in Leander ISD, and is now a middle school librarian in Austin ISD.
Stephanie has been a speaker at Texas Library Association’s Annual Conference and Annual Assembly, Texas Computer Education Association’s Annual Conference, Region One’s Fall Media Conference, Texas Association of School Librarians’ Lunch and Learns, and in many school districts’ professional developments.
In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys reading YA, weightlifting, and cuddling on the couch with her dog who steals her snacks. She can be found on Instagram and Twitter @lispylibrarian or on her blog, lispylibrarian.weebly.com.