VCU Libraries Faculty Vita
Head of Academic Outreach
Room 111, James Branch Cabell Library
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
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.
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.
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