iSchool Directory

Helene Williams

CV Senior Lecturer
helenew@uw.edu
Mary Gates Hall 330H
Phone: 206-543-4304

Specialization

  • Collection Development
  • Information Literacy
  • Reference

Courses

Biography

Helene Williams has more than 25 years of experience in academic and public libraries, and in addition to teaching in the iSchool, she is a consultant to libraries, consortia, and arts organizations. She teaches graduate courses in digital humanities librarianship, humanities research methods, information in social context, and collection development as well as undergraduate courses in social sciences program assessment. In her academic library career, she focused on collection development, information literacy, and reference services. She is involved in digital humanities research and teaching, and last year completed the Digital Humanities Summer Institute track for deans and program chairs. She is the editor for the ALA/ALCTS Sudden Selector's Guide series. In 2015, she was the recipient of the iSchool’s TEACH (Teaching Excellence and Creative Honors) award.

Education

  • MLS, Master of Library Science, Indiana University
  • MA, English, Purdue University
  • BA, English/Communication, University of the Pacific

Awards

  • Area and International Studies Grant - Jackson School/Mellon Foundation, 2015
  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholarship - Simpson Center for the Humanities, 2015
  • TEACH Award: Teaching Excellence and Creative Honors - iSchool, 2015
  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholarship - Digital Humanities Summer Institute / University of Victoria, 2014
  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholarship - Simpson Center for the Humanities, 2013

Consulting and Other Projects

  • Seattle Central College, Seattle, WA, 2015
  • Alexander Street Press, 2012

Memberships

  • American Library Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Beta Phi Mu

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Poster
    More Than Form and Function: Developing a Design Course for Graduate Library Education (2017)
    ALISE 2017 Authors: Joanna Elizabeth Mills, Rachel Clarke, Jin Ha Lee, Helene Williams, David Hendry, Jason Yip
  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Sudden Selector's Guide to Physics: Editor's Introduction (2013)
    Author: Helene Williams
  • Book Review
    A Review of “Ubiquitous Learning” (2012)
    The Information Society, Volume 28, Issue 2, Page 121-122 Author: Helene Williams
  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Sudden Selector's Guide to Biology: Editor's Introduction (2012)
    Author: Helene Williams
  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Sudden Selector's Guide to Chemistry: Editor's Introduction (2012)
    Author: Helene Williams
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    The College Library in the 21st Century: Reconfiguring Space for Learning and Engagement (2009)
    C&RL News, Volume 70, Issue October 2009, Page 214-216+ Authors: Helene Williams, Bart Harloe
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Training for Teaching Literary Research Methods (2009)
    n Teaching Literary Research Methods: Challenges in a Changing Environment, Page 216-226 Author: Helene Williams
  • Conference Extended Abstract
    Teaching Across the Divides in the Library Classroom (2002)
    IFLA Proceedings Authors: Helene Williams, Cheryl LaGuardia, Anne Zald, Christine Oka
  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Sudden Selector's Guide to Anthropology: Editor's Introduction
    Author: Helene Williams
  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Sudden Selector's Guide to Geography/GIS: Editor's Introduction
    Author: Helene Williams
  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Sudden Selector's Guide to Government Information: Editor's Introduction
    Author: Helene Williams
  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Sudden Selector's Guide to Political Science: Editor's Introduction
    Author: Helene Williams
  • Book Editor, Scholarly
    Sudden Selector's Guide to Romance Languages: Editor's Introduction
    Author: Helene Williams

Presentations

  • Data in the Humanities: It's Everywhere! (2017)
    RDAP: Research Data Access & Preservation Summit (part of ASIS&T) - Seattle, WA
  • Fieldwork and Capstone: Experiential Learning Opportunities in the iSchool (2017)
    Quarterly meeting of the ALUW (Association of Librarians at the University of Washington) - Seattle, WA
  • More Than Form and Function: Developing a Design Course for Graduate Library Education (2017)
    ALISE 2017 - Atlanta, GA
  • Digital Humanities, Copyright, and Open Resources (2016)
    Near E 296/596: Digital Humanities Topics and Debates (grant-funded digital humanities course housed in Near Eastern Languages & Civilization Dept.) - Seattle, WA
  • Digital Humanities, Copyright, and Open Resources (2016)
    Near E 296/596: Digital Humanities Topics and Debates (grant-funded digital humanities course housed in Near Eastern Languages & Civilization Dept.) - Seattle, WA
  • Digitized Texts, Digital Humanities: More Questions than Answers (2016)
    Theories of Text course (French 551); part of the Digital Studies Certificate Program - Seattle, WA
  • Duty Now for the Future: Connecting Libraries, Library Schools, and New Librarians through Internships (2016)
    ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference (Art Libraries Society of North America and the Visual Resources Association) - Seattle, WA
  • Masters of Library and Information Studies orientation (2016)
    Panel at University of Washington - iSchool - Seattle, WA
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum in US LIS Programs (2016)
    World Affairs Council of Seattle - Seattle, WA
  • The Expansion and Development of Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Librarian Roles: A Look at the Data (2016)
    Digital Library Federation Forum - Milwaukee, WI
  • Academic Librarianship (2015)
    MLIS Professional Development Panel - Seattle, WA
  • Academic Librarianship (2015)
    MLIS Professional Development Panel - Seattle, WA
  • Content and Technology: Training Librarians as Collaborators in Humanities Scholarship (2015)
    New Directions in the Humanities - Vancouver, BC
  • Content and Technology: Training Librarians as Collaborators in Humanities Scholarship (2015)
    University of Washington Information School Research Fair - Seattle, WA
  • Digital Humanities, Copyright, and Open Resources (2015)
    Near E 296/596: Digital Humanities Topics and Debates (grant-funded digital humanities course housed in Near Eastern Languages & Civilization Dept.) - Seattle, WA
  • Hybrid in the iSchool: Bridging Content, Technologies, and Time Zones (2015)
    Center for Teaching and Learning Symposium - Seattle, WA
  • Information Literacy, Future Librarians, and the Digital Humanities: Merging Technology and Content in Library and Information Science Education (2014)
    IFLA Satellite Conference on Information Literacy - Limerick, Ireland
  • Information Science Education: Training for Digital Humanities in the Library (2014)
    Data Driven: Digital Humanities in the Library, College of Charleston - Charleston, SC
  • Intellectual Freedom: the Library Perspective (2014)
    LIS 550: David Levy's course, University of Washington Information School - Seattle, WA
  • Selectors of the Future: What Should (or Can) They Learn in an MLIS Program? (2014)
    Charleston Conference on Collections, College of Charleston - Charleston, SC
  • Academic Librarianship: How to Apply, What to Expect (2013)
    University of Washington Information School - Seattle, WA
  • Baking Discovery into the Pie: Driving Exploration Within e-Resources [online presentation] (2013)
    Library Journal and Alexander Street Press Webinar
  • E-Portfolios: The What, Why, and How [online presentation] (2013)
    SLA Joint PNW/OR Chapters Webinar
  • Interviewing for Academic Library Positions [online presentation] (2013)
    sALA
  • Publish with ACLTS: Sudden Selector's Guide Series (2013)
    ALA Annual Conference - Chicago, IL
  • Towards a Multi-Type Library Collaboration (2013)
    Retreat of Port Townsend Public and School Libraries - Port Townsend, WA
  • Academic Librarianship (2011)
    University of Washington Information School - Seattle, WA
  • Incorporating Audio Drama into the Curriculum (2009)
    Seminar on Teaching with Media, University of Maryland professional schools - Baltimore, MD
  • Long-Distance Selection: Ordering Canadian Titles in Gobi (2008)
    ALA Midwinter - Philadelphia, PA
  • E-Resources at Harvard: Implementing Metasearch (2006)
    Association of American Publishers - Washington, DC