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Meet the Learning Commons Staff: Philip Williams

Philip Williams is the Technical Services Specialist for the University Library. He was interviewed by Mary Wu, Digital Scholarship and Metadata Librarian.

Photo: Megan Lessard/University Libraries/Roger Williams University

How did you get your start in libraries?

I began working in libraries as a student assistant in the Phillips Memorial Library at Providence College. After graduating, I decided to continue working in libraries because of my positive experiences in them, and because I wanted to learn more about the field.

What do you like best about working in the library? 

I really like being surrounded by books and other library resources, and I enjoy working in an academic environment.

What drew you to RWU?

I saw the position of Technical Services Specialist at RWU as a unique opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of libraries. I’m excited to be able to assist the University Library behind the scenes in the Technical Services Department.

What does a Technical Services Specialist do in the library?

As the Technical Services Specialist, I help facilitate the Cataloging Department workflow through the cataloging and processing of new acquisitions and I assist with library digital services in areas of metadata creation, digitization, and digital asset management.

Do you have a favorite genre of books or media that you enjoy the most?

 I like to read fiction, history, philosophy, and religion. I’ve recently read the Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick, and I subscribe to National Geographic.

What book are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading Zen in the Art of Archery, by Eugen Herrigel.

Outside of work, what hobbies or activities do you enjoy?

I really enjoy reading, playing the guitar, cooking, and walking.

 

 

New Faces at the Desk

 

Name: Kelly A. LeMeur

Title: Learning Commons Librarian

Department: University Library

Where can you be found on campus? I can be found at the library or in the pool!

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself or a unique hobby?  I love to do yoga, work in my beautiful garden, and travel the world.

 

 

Name: Jess Clarke

Title: Access Services Assistant

Department: University Library

Where can you be found on campus? My office is on the first floor of the library.

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself or a unique hobby?  I grew up in England and I play the trumpet.

 

 

Name:  Samantha R. Marshall

Title: Classroom Support Specialist

Department: Information Technology

Where can you be found on campus? Library Basement

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself or a unique hobby?  I have been providing technical support to the Higher Ed community for the past 16 years. About 5 years ago I moved to Bristol, and have enjoyed becoming a part of the community.  I feel very fortunate to now be able to work here, too.

 

 

Name:  Bruce Glazer

Title:  Technical Services Specialist

Department:  Information Technology

Where can you be found on campus? Media Tech Help Desk, in the University Library

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself or a unique hobby?  I enjoy sporting events, both live and on TV, old movies, and announcing high school basketball and football play-by-play for Dover-Sherborn Cable TV.