Joseph Williams named library deputy director

Joseph Williams

Joseph Williams

Greenwich Library has announced that Joseph Williams will serve as its new deputy director.

“We are pleased that a librarian of Joe’s caliber is joining us at Greenwich Library. He is an excellent addition to our team of dedicated staff members,” said Barbara Ormerod-Glynn, Greenwich Library’s Director.

Mr. Williams earned a B.A. in political science and history at SUNY Geneseo. He attended graduate school at Queens College earning an M.A. in american history with a concentration in New York City History and a masters of library science. His early career consisted of teaching social studies in New York City for private and public schools. In addition, Mr. Williams worked for McGraw-Hill and Pearson Education as a content editor for elementary to high school level text books.

In 2006, Mr. Williams became the director of the Briarcliffe College Library System. It was during this tenure that he was selected by the American Library Association to enter its inaugural class of its Emerging Leaders program. In 2008, he joined SUNY Maritime College as the head of technical services and collection development then later was promoted to assistant library director when he was approved for tenure. In 2014, Mr. Williams was presented with the State University of New York’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship.

Mr. Williams has been well-published in the professional scholarly literature as well as in history journals and popular magazines. He has also written a book, published by the Fort Schuyler Press in 2013, on the history of Maritime College, the country’s oldest merchant marine training school, and is currently working on a second book set to come out next year by the Chicago Review Press.

He recently moved to Harrison, N.Y. with his wife and one-year-old daughter.

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