DAVID JAMES WILLIAMS
Digital Initiatives and Special Collections Librarian
David and Lorraine Cheng Library, William Paterson University
2019: Master of Arts, Liberal Studies in Science and Technology, The Graduate Center, CUNY. Thesis: The Crusader and the Dictator: An Exploration of Ideology and Neurodivergence in Contemporary Technology Practice. Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Schmidt. 2009: Master of Library Science, Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. Thesis: Digital Repository Adoption in New York City Research Institutions. Supervisor: Dr. Colleen Cool. 2002: Bachelor of Science cum laude, Information Systems, Drexel University.
2019—Present: ENG 1100: College Writing – Library Bibliographic Instruction, William Paterson University Library. 2014—2019: ENGL 110: College Writing I – Library Bibliographic Instruction, Queens College Libraries. 2013: GSLIS 729: Metadata for Digital Resources, Queens College Graduate School of Library & Information Studies.
2019—Present: Digital Initiatives and Special Collections Librarian, William Paterson University of New Jersey. 2012—2019: Web and Digital Services Librarian, Queens College, CUNY. 2010—2012: Library Website Manager, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. 2009—2010: Web Systems Developer, University Language Services, Inc. 2009: Digital Archives Intern, Manhattan Neighborhood Network. 2007—2009: Library Technical Services Assistant, Cassidy Cataloguing, Inc. 2007: Records Management Intern, City of New York Department of Small Business Services. 2005—2007: Electronic Documents Editor, Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. 2004—2014: Director, Community Free Software Group, Inc.
ACADEMIC & ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Representative, William Paterson University Senate Research and Scholarship Council. Supervisor, Queens College Libraries Web Development Office. Chair, Queens College Libraries Resources Development Committee. Representative, Queens College Faculty Senate. Member, CUNY Digital Initiatives Committee. Bibliographer for Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
“Free Software and Education.” New York City Software Freedom Day, Software Freedom International, September 20, 2008. “Applying Best Practices in Web Site Redesign: The Queens College Libraries Experience.” OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives, Volume 25, Issue 3, September 2010. “The Best Tool for the Job: Revisiting an Open Source Library Project.” D-Lib Magazine, Volume 24, Number 6/7, July/August 2017. “In Review: Fundamentals of Library Supervision, Third Edition.” Urban Library Journal, Volume 24, Issue 1, May 2018. “Digital Institutional Repository Management at William Paterson University: Planning and Staging a Seamless Migration.” The NJLA College and University Section & New Jersey Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Fall 2020. “Rethinking Digital Initiatives: Challenges and Opportunitie.s”, New Jersey Academic Libraries Conference, VALE-NJ, January 7, 2022. “Digital Initiatives in Academic Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities.” portal: Libraries and the Academy, Volume 23, Issue 2, April 2023. “Beyond Academia: Designing Archives Outreach for Non-traditional Users.” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Spring 2023 Conference, MARAC, College Park, MD, April 27, 2023. “A Press of One’s Own: Hosted versus Outsourced Pressbooks.” 2023 New Jersey Library Association Conference, NJLA-ACRLNJ, Atlantic City, NJ, June 2, 2023. “Inviting Knowledge: Enhancing Archival Discovery through Information Design.” College & Research Libraries, Volume 85, Issue 4, July 2024.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES
Post-Baccalaureate Advanced Certificate in Archives, Records Management, & Preservation. New York State Certificate in Public Librarianship. Member, American Library Association, Association of College & Research Libraries. Member, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference. Member, New Jersey Library Association.