Services and Facilities, Staff

Appointment Announcement: Director of Public Services

williams_300The University Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Williams as Director of Public Services, effective July 1.

Joe has primary responsibility for developing library policy and implementation affecting all areas of information and access services. Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian, he will supervise and provide direction and support for eight department heads of public service units that include the R.B. House Undergraduate Library, Circulation, Interlibrary Services, and branch libraries. He will identify and develop integrated, strategic public services and will also manage staff, space, financial, and other resources to carry out service initiatives.

Prior to this appointment, Joe was Head of Access Services and Digital Media Commons for the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has also served as the Director of the Learning Commons at North Carolina State University.

Joe holds an M.S.L.S. from the School of Information and Library Science at UNC and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Warren Wilson College in Asheville.

Contact Joe at (919) 962-1151 and


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