Stephanie Chase is the Executive Director of the Libraries of Eastern Oregon and Founding Principal of the Constructive Disruption consultancy. With more than twenty years of experience in local and municipal government, serving communities ranging from the small and rural in New England, resort communities, and some of our largest urban centers on both the east and west coasts, Stephanie is an accomplished innovator and change leader, with significant experience leading organizational design and effectiveness and community engagement initiatives.
Prior to her current work, among other leadership positions, Stephanie was the Director of Libraries for Hillsboro (OR), coordinated service strategies to libraries for BiblioCommons, and was the Director of Library Programs and Services for The Seattle Public Library. Stephanie is a founding member and the inaugural chair of national advocacy organization LibraryReads, and founded the Green Mountain (VT) Library Consortium, a statewide consortium serving over 150 member libraries. In addition, Stephanie currently serves on the Public Library Association’s Board of Directors and the American Library Association’s governing Council.
Stephanie is committed to helping libraries work at their best, in order to provide truly responsive and innovative services to their communities. S he learned to read before she could tie her own shoes, and hasn't really stopped since then.