University Librarian
Management Group
Telephone: (01792) 295167
Room: Manager Office - 606
Level 06 Floor
Library and Information Centre
Singleton Campus

Steve Williams is Head of Libraries, Archives, Culture and Arts, responsible for the strategic planning, development and delivery of Culture, Arts, Libraries and Museum services across the University's campuses. From leading the development team responsible for the Bay Library on the University's £450m Bay Campus, to Open Scholarship and Digital Humanities, he is responsible for a wide range of projects and services.

Steve is Chair of the Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF), a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), a trustee of Lyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (National Library of Wales) and sits on the CILIP Board. He is a member of various university committees and groups including the REF Strategy Group and the Student Partnership and Engagement Committee. Steve is a founder member of the University's History of Computing Collection.

Areas of Expertise

  • Open and digital scholarship
  • Culture, Arts, Archives, Libraries and Museum Services
  • Research Information Systems and REF
  • Visualisation & Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Customer Services
  • Human Resource Management
  • Systems Thinking, Systems Dynamics


  1. Williams, S. Exploring the affect of current trends and future expectations on the boundary of the academic librarian using Critical Systems Heuristics
  2. Williams, S. The Well-known Solution: neat, plausible and wrong WHELF/HEWIT Colloquium 2014
  3. Williams, S. Open Access: Benecol or Bypass WHELF/HEWIT Colloquium 2012, Gregynog, Wales
  4. Williams, S. A Guide to Reliable Campus H.323 Networks Oxford JANET(UK)/VTAS
  5. Williams, S. e-Science Report 6: Improving Campus Multicast Performance UK JISC

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