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Bill Mayer

Innovative Wonk

Cred MLS, Simmons College; MA, University of Washington; BA, University of Washington

Livelihood University Librarian

Interests Changing face of services in libraries, managing organizational change and the innovative applications of technology in library and university systems

Focus Building user-driven collections and library designs for the 22nd century

Recent Awards Elected chair of the Washington Research Library Consortium’s Library Directors Council

Last Book You Read Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose

What Keeps You Up At Night? “I worry most about having the funding to continue baseline library operations, while at the same time being visionary and preparing campus and my staff for the work ahead.”

Are You a Wonk? “Sure. I’m pushing the envelope in terms of advancing dramatic change in academic libraries through technology—books forever, but not in ways we’ve always had them.”

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