ABOUT
Rebecca Stavick is the Executive Director of Do Space, the nation’s first technology library. Since opening in 2015, Do Space has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and in the 2016 American Libraries Design Showcase. Stavick joined the Do Space project during its earliest stages to lead the development of programs, services, and operations. She actively manages Do Space relationships, direction, and strategy, bringing technology industry leadership and five years of public library sector experience to her role.

Prior to developing the Do Space project, Stavick earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University. While serving as Nebraska’s first Code for America Brigade Captain in 2012, she co-founded Open Nebraska, a local organization focused on open data advocacy and civic application development. Stavick is a Library Journal Mover & Shaker award recipient (2018), a “40 Under 40” Omaha Business Executives award recipient (2016), and a current member of the Urban Libraries Council Executive Board.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Executive Director, Do Space
Omaha, Nebraska

Executive Board Member, Urban Libraries Council
Washington, D.C.

Founder, Midwest AF
Midwestern United States

Mother, Diana Stavick
Omaha, Nebraska, 2018


FORMER PROJECTS

Founder, Project 18
Omaha, Nebraska

Organizer, Tech Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Cofounder, Open Nebraska & Omaha Brigade Captain
Code for America

Community Representative for the State of Nebraska
Digital Public Library of America

Master of Library and Information Science
San Jose State University

Bachelor of Arts, History
University of Georgia

Chair, Information Technology & Access Round Table
Nebraska Library Association

SPEAKING

Keynote: Don’t Ask Permission
WiLS World, Madison, 2019

ICAN ADAPT 2019 Annual Conference
Omaha, Nebraska, 2019

Learn by Design Competition
SXSW Edu, Austin, 2018

Do Space & The Future of Libraries
American Libraries Association Midwinter, Denver 2018

How to Run a Tech Space
American Libraries Association, Chicago 2017

Do Space: Technology for Everyone
Computers In Libraries, Arlington, 2017

The Community Tech Movement
Gigabit City Summit, Kansas City, 2016

Discover Your Inner Hacker
Omaha Young Professionals Summit, Omaha, 2016

Don’t Ask Permission
Open Lab Unconference, Washington, D.C., 2015

Meetup Organizer & Host
SXSW Interactive, Austin, 2014

Web Apps for Library Staff & Patrons
Nebraska Library Association, Omaha, 2012

NEWS

Do Space is honored for its tech fellowship program for women
Omaha World Herald, October 28, 2019

Library Stacks Up Opportunities: Executive Director Supports Women Tech Leaders
Take the Lead, February 25, 2019

Library Journal Movers & Shakers Award: Rebecca Stavick, Digital Developer
Library Journal, March 14, 2018

SXSWedu Learn By Design Finalist: Do Space
SXSWedu, March 6, 2018

Group’s goal is to make Omaha the best city for women in tech
Omaha World Herald, February 13th, 2018

Project 18 wants Omaha to be the most women-friendly tech community in the country
Omaha Intercept, January 31, 2018

Can Omaha be the most women-friendly tech community in the U.S.?
Silicon Prairie News, November 30th, 2017

Prairie Fire: Women help shape Omaha tech scene
Omaha Magazine, November 22nd, 2017

Today’s Omaha Woman: Tech Careers for Women Abound
Fall, 2017

4 ways Midwestern cities can reel in young tech workers
VentureBeat, October 2nd, 2017

Do Space: A Library With No Books
She’s Fit To Lead, July 27th, 2017

Rebecca Stavick & Do Space
The Library Pros Podcast, July 22nd, 2017

How to run a tech space
American Libraries Magazine, June 25th, 2017

Urban Libraries Council announces new Executive Board members
Urban Libraries Council press release, June 26th, 2017

40 Daily habits of high achieving executives
INC. Magazine, June 13th, 2017

Video interview: Educating young girls in coding
CheddarTV, May 11th, 2017

Digital media is changing the face of libraries
Omaha World Herald, January 29th, 2017

One year in, Do Space’s 30,000 members show ‘Omaha is interested in this project’
Omaha World Herald, November 21st, 2016

40 Under 40 Omaha Business Executives Award Recipient
Midlands Business Journal, November 11th, 2016

In Omaha, a library with no books brings technology to all
NPR, All Things Considered, May 31st, 2016

Do Space brings cutting-edge tech to entrepreneurs at no cost
Silicon Prairie News, April 29th, 2016

Brilliant people of Omaha: Rebecca Stavick, Executive Director of Do Space
AIM/Careerlink, April 21st, 2016

ChangeMakers Award Recipient
Greater Omaha Young Professionals, March 2016

A workshop for people to learn and create, digital library Do Space is eager to open
Omaha World Herald, November 4th, 2015

Rebecca Stavick, Omaha’s first digital librarian
Library Journal, April 27th, 2015

Rebecca Stavick – The (Data) Giving Tree
Omaha Magazine, October 22nd, 2014