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Owen Williams Owen Williams
Director of Library Services

Office: 172 UMC Library
Phone: 218-281-8395

Research Interests:

  • Library and information transfer and dissemination

Committee Membership:

  • UMC Athletics Working Group
  • Council of Academic Library Directors
  • UMC Disabilities Access
  • UMC Executive Committee
  • UMC Campus Assembly (secretary)
  • Extended Campus Task Force (state-wide committee dealing with issues in distance education)
  • Resource Sharing, (Northwest Minnesota)
  • Senate Library (U of M Library Directors)
  • UMC Technology Working Group
  • Academic Quality Improvement Progam (AQIP)
  • University of Minnesota Library Task Force (Future needs of University of Minnesota Libraries)
  • Minitex Advusiry
  • Retention

Membership in Professional Organizations:

  • American Library Association
  • Minnesota Library Association


  • Distinguished Service Award, UMC, 1997
  • Certificate of Merit, Minnesota Library Association, awarded to an individual who has made noteworthy contribution to library services in the State of Minnesota, 1996
  • Technology in Education Award at UMC, 1994
  • Outstanding Service to Students with Disabilities Award at 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, 1992

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

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