Sara Elizabeth Williams
Head, Academic Outreach (Assistant Professor)
Research and Learning, Academic Outreach
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 121-G
- M.L.S., Louisiana State University, 1983
- B.A., University of Alabama, 1978
Previous Professional Experience
- Assistant Director of Public Services and Liaison for Sociology and Anthropology Department, Carrier Library, James Madison University, 2009-2013
- Team Leader, Direct Assistance and Reference/Instruction Teams and Librarian to the College of Business, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans, 2006-2009
- Reference Department Head and Bibliographer, Howard-Tilton Library, Tulane University, 1989-2005
- Contract Consultant, McFarland Institute, New Orleans, La., 1999
- Assistant Head of Business and Science Division and Foundation Center Librarian, New Orleans Public Library, 1988-1989
- Recipient of Summer Research Grant and leave for the proposal "Extending Contact Zone Theory Beyond the Reference Interview," summer 2012
- "You Rock!" Extraordinary Service Award presented by JMU LGBT and Ally Education Program for voluntary service to the LGBT Library, spring 2012
- Council of Library Resources Internship, University of Georgia, 1987-1988
- Williams, S. and Trocchia, M. (2013). Promoting diverse participation in library programming through inclusive leadership in academic libraries: The example of JMuse Cafe. Concurrent Session Presentation at VLAPF Conference "Libraries: Gateway to the Future," Richmond, VA.
- Williams, S., Trocchia, M., Shorish, Y., Hardesty, P. (2012). Scholars' cafes in the academic library: Catalysts for community learning. Presented at Virginia Library ACRL Annual Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
- Schubert, C., Warlick, S., Williams, S., Schaffer, B., Whitten, K. (2012). Ask a nurse: Tapping the learning commons to care for the whole student. Posted presented at Medical Library Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
- Williams, S., Haworth, E., Warlick, S., Mungin, M., Leiding, R. (2012). Research circles as models of inquiry and dialogue for library problem solving. Poster presented at "Bridging the Spectrum: A Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science," Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
- Williams, S. (2011). Where is the commons in the learning commons? Panel discussion at VL-ACRL Annual Conference, Portsmouth, VA.
- Williams, S.B. (2006). Living in ruins. The Decatur Daily.
- Williams, S. (2001). Story of the New Orleans Jewish community preserved at Tulane. Watermarks, 2(2).
- Williams-Trapolin, S. (1997). Integrating preservation information into basic library skills. In J.M. Drews & J.A. Page (Eds.), Promoting Preservation Awareness in Libraries: A Sourcebook for academic, public, school and special collections. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.
- American Library Association
- Intellectual Freedom Round Table
- Social Responsibilities Round Table
- Association of College and Research Libraries
- Anthropology and Sociology Section
- ANSS Instruction and Information Literacy Committee
- ANSS Bibliography Committee
- Reference and User Services Association
- Virginia Association of College and Research Libraries