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About Jamia Williams
Jamia Williams earned her Bachelor of Science in History from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport and earned her Master of Library Science from North Carolina Central University. Jamia is a Health Sciences Librarian at SUNY Brockport’s Drake Memorial Library. She serves as the liaison to the following academic programs, African & African American Studies, Biology, Health Science/Healthcare Studies, McNair Program, and Nursing. Williams is the co-creator and co-host of the podcast LibVoices which amplifies the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who work in archives and libraries. Jamia founded the Diversity Fellow’s blog which is a platform used to document her journey as a Black librarian.
The Association of Hospitals and Institution Libraries defined bibliotherapy as “the use of selected reading materials as therapeutic adjuvants in medicine and psychiatry; also guidance in the solution of personal... read more →
As Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) information professionals, being part of racial and ethnic affinity groups within organizations and associations has played an essential role in our professional... read more →
Many academic libraries are creating new positions because there is a need for someone with specific expertise. I see many positions around diversity, equity, inclusion, open education resources or critical... read more →
Assessment is one of the key pillars in academic librarianship, especially in our instruction sessions. But another way that assessment can be utilized is with our relationships with faculty, especially... read more →
Mentorship is an essential aspect of librarianship. Furthermore, mentorship is a way to cultivate a mutually respectful and beneficial relationship with an individual through consistent nurturing, with being vulnerable and... read more →
We are halfway through the semester, and I am already thinking about updating my LibGuides. LibGuides is a Springshare product, “an easy-to-use content management system deployed at thousands of libraries... read more →
Last year, in-person student appointments were not happening at many academic libraries; instead, we relied heavily on meeting virtually. This blog post will provide some reflective cues throughout it so... read more →
Working with great collaborators has been rewarding and beneficial to my success as an academic librarian. Frequently, those collaborations have happened outside the library. I knew that I was on... read more →