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Librarians

Sharalyn Williams, M.L.S.

Background


Sharalyn Williams has a Bachelor of Arts in Literary Studies, and received her Master in Library Science from Emporia State University with a concentration in Archives Studies and was awarded Beta Phi Mu Honors. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Organizational Leadership program at Gonzaga University with a focus on Change Leadership and was awarded Alpha Sigma Nu Honors. She has an expected graduation date of August 2021. She has previously interned at the Clark County Historical Museum, Portland Community College - Sylvania, and the Washington Rural Heritage Project at the Washington State Library. In her role at the Heritage Project, she worked on and digitized the Odessa, Washington and Joshua Elmer Photograph Collection. Sharalyn oversaw management of the ITT Technical Institute library in Portland, Oregon beginning in 2014, until its closure in 2016, and was the Circulation Assistant at Spokane Community College until being hired at Chastek Library in 2017.

Sharalyn was an active volunteer for the National History Days competition until 2016; a cataloging volunteer at the Independent Resource Publishing Center in Portland, Oregon; a Bite2Go SnackPack representative for Gonzaga University at Whitman Elementary School from 2018 - 2019; and was most recently a vaccine clinic volunteer at the local Chas Health vaccine popup at Gonzaga University.

Sharalyn is the Public Services Librarian. In this position, she provides reference and research assistance; teaches in-class workshops on library resources; designs, implements, and evaluates all Chastek Library programming; and manages the circulation department including scheduling of the reference desk. She hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates a diverse community of undergraduate and post-graduate student employees at the circulation desk.

Teaching, Presentations, and Academic Service


Teaching

  • Microsoft Excel for the Law Office, A Paralegal's Guide, Institute for Paralegal Education
  • Microsoft OneNote versus Evernote, Institute for Paralegal Education
  • Using Primo, HeinOnline, and Legal Indexes, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Researching Federal and Washington Legislative Histories, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Information Literacy, ITT Technical Institute

Written Works

  • Navigating Law Librarianship Without a Legal Education, Law Lines, Law Library Association of Greater New York
  • Microsoft Excel for the Law Office, A Paralegal's Guide, Institute for Paralegal Education
  • Microsoft OneNote versus Evernote, Institute for Paralegal Education
  • Juggling Act, ALKI, Washington Library Association Journal, Vol. 34, Number 2

Presentations

Library Programming

  • Black Voices (2020)
    • Tongues Untied
    • Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice
    • Hoop Dreams
  • Community and Family Movie Nights
    • Space Jam (2019)
    • Hocus Pocus (2018)
  • Banks the Pig Therapy Visit (2020)
  • Meme Contest (2020)
  • Prehistoric Pals (2019)
  • Therapy Dogs (2018 - 2020)
  • Trivia Night and Networking Event (2018)

Certifications

  • First Aid, CPR, and AED Certification (exp. 2021)
  • Alma Administration Certification
  • Disney's Approach to Employee Engagement Certificate

Academic Service

  • Gonzaga University Student Conduct Officer, 2020 - present
  • Co-Chair, Washington Library Association (WLA) Member Services Committee, 2021
  • Chair, Archives Committee - Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, 2020 - present
  • Gonzaga Law School Budget Committee, 2020 - 2021
  • Secretary, Board Officer - Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, 2020 - 2022
  • Gonzaga Law School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, 2019 - 2020
  • Gonzaga Law School Building Committee, 2019 - 2020
    • Safety and Signage Subcommittee, 2020
  • Continuing Professional Education Committee - American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), 2019 - 2021
    • Micro-learning Subcommittee, 2020 - 2021
  • Inland Northwest Council of Libraries Continuing Education Committee, 2018 - 2021
  • Gonzaga Law School Sidebar Events Committee, 2018 - 2019
  • Gonzaga Law School Staff Events Committee, 2018 - present
  • Gonzaga Law School Safety Representative, 2018 - present
  • Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, 2018 - 2019
  • Gonzaga Law School Communication Audit Committee, 2018 - 2019

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the American Association of Law Libraries, 2017 - present
    • Research Instruction and Patron Services Special Interest Section
    • Academic Law Library Special Interest Section
  • Member of the Inland Northwest Council of Libraries, 2017 - present
  • Member of the Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, 2017 - present
  • Member of the Washington Library Association, 2013 - present
  • Member of the American Library Association, 2013 - 2017
  • Member of the Society of American Archivists, 2013 - 2016
  • Member of the Student Chapter of the American Library Association. 2013 - 2015

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