JAMES F. WILLIAMS, II

James F. Williams, II has been Dean of Libraries at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1988. His career includes 13 years as a Medical Librarian and 18 years in research library administration. His research interests include health sciences librarianship, strategic planning, collection development, leadership in research libraries, and resource sharing and networking. He has been a member of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, and a Visiting Scholar and Senior Fellow at UCLA's Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He is currently a member of NASULCG's Information Technology Board, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for Research Libraries, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Big-12 Plus Libraries Consortium, a member of the NIH PubMed Central National Advisory committee, a member of the Docutek.com Advisory Board, a past member of the Board of Directors of Educom, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). He is a member of the Board of Visitors for Libraries at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Visiting Committee at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He has chaired the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) K.G. Saur Award Committee and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the journal College and Research Libraries. He is a member of the Board of the Boulder Community Hospital, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, and a Trustee of the Denver Art Museum. He holds baccalaureate and graduate degrees from Morehouse College and Atlanta University.

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