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Faculty & Staff Profile

Owen Williams

Director of Library Services
(218) 281-8395


  • Public Services

  • Departmental Oversight

Research Interests

  • Library and information transfer and dissemination

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • Certificate of Merit, Minnesota Library Association, awarded to an individual who has made noteworthy contribution to library services in the State of Minnesota, 1996

  • 1997 Distinguished Civil Service, AFSCME Clerical/Technical or Teamster Award

  • 1994 Technology in Education Award, UMC

  • 1992 Outstanding Service to Students with Disabilities Award, UMC

  • 1992 Faculty/Staff Service Award - Voted on by the UMC student body and given to one faculty or staff member each year deemed most supportive

Educational Background

  • Master's in Library and Information Science, Emporia State University

  • M.A. in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

  • B.S. in History from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

University Committee Memberships

  • UMC Disabilities Access

  • UMC Campus Assembly (secretary)

  • UMC Executive Committee

  • UMC Technology Working Group

  • University of Minnesota Library Task Force (Future needs of University of Minnesota Libraries)

  • UMC Athletics Working Group

  • Senate Library (U of M Library Directors)

  • Extended Campus Task Force (state-wide committee dealing with issues in distance education)

  • Council of Academic Library Directors

  • Minitex Advusiry

  • Resource Sharing, (Northwest Minnesota)

  • Retention

  • Academic Quality Improvement Progam (AQIP)

Professional Memberships

  • Minnesota Library Association

  • American Library Association