Mr Steve Williams

University Librarian, Administration (Academic Services)

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295167

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Manager Office - 606
Level 06 Floor
Library and Information Centre
Singleton Campus


Steve Williams is University Librarian and Head of Libraries and Culture, 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 sits on the CILIP Board and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS). He was recently Chair of the Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF) and until April 2021 was a trustee of Lyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (the National Library of Wales). He is a member of various university committees and groups including the REF Strategy Group; the Research, Impact and Innovation Committee; and the Learning and Teaching Executive Group. 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