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MLS, San Jose State University, 1977
BA Mathematics, San Diego State University, 1969
Coursework in Computer Science at UCSC, 1983
Coursework in Computer Science at California Polytechnic, San
Luis Obispo, 1990
June 1991 - August 2000: Automated Systems Manager, Multnomah
County Library, Portland, OR
Duties included system administrator and manager of the library's
automated systems including the online public access catalog with
200 terminals, 200 public PC stations, 400 staff PC's, a full
spectrum of applications and networked access, an ethernet network
with Spark servers for Internet resources, local email, and both
a public and staff gopher and then intranet, and an NT network
supporting Cdroms and both public and staff functions. Conversant
with Sun OS, Solaris, HPUX, Pick, Mac and Microsoft operating
systems. Oversaw the library's wide area network of 15 sites and
connectivity to the Internet. Installed ethernet local area networks
at all the sites. Systems administrator for 3 Sun spark servers
and two HP servers, the largest being the library's HP 9000 420
which runs the library's online public access catalog (Ameritech's
Library Software which we call Dyna). Responsible for administration
of all modules of Dyna, library email (Pine), ftp services, intranet,
etc. Coordinated and administered the library web site (www.multnomah.lib.or.us)
which includes the sites for Multnomah County government offices,
the local multi-county planning agency, and some non-profit organizations
in the Portland area in addition to the library's own site. Developed
an NT component into both the library's Intranet and Internet
sites. Designed and installed two new 2000 sq foot computer room
facilities. Participated in the design and installation of automation
in the newly remodeled Central Library facility opened in April
1997. The new facility has a state of the art local area network
with ATM backbone and switched virtual networks, 5 NT servers,
250 staff NT pentium machines and 130 public NT pentium machines,
in addition to the Sun and HP servers. Developed a browser based
interface for public access to library automation services, including
the library's Dyna, networked Cdroms, access to IAC's periodical
indexes and full text, and internet resources. Participated strongly
in automation planning, including the production of a long range
automation plan in 1995 to the year 2000. Participate in county-wide
automation planing with other agencies. Supervised a staff of
15, including 7.5 in a self directed work team for the support
of PC's and our network. Prepared and managed a budget of $3,000,000.
July 1985 - June 1991: Senior Assistant Librarian - Head, Computer
Services , Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo, CA.
Duties included coordination of library microcomputer and communications
applications, coordination of the Library's online public access
catalog (OLPAC), the full range of reference work, reference desk
service, coordination of automation for reference, computer literature
searching in the National Library of Medicine Medlars system and
other searching as required, teaching as assigned, and collection
development in the fields of Mathematics and Statistics. Oversaw
the development of the RFP for the library's OLPAC, the selection
of that vendor (CLSI), and the installation of the system. Put
the library's OLPAC on the Internet; Installed email (Elm) for
all the library staff. Coordinated and assisted in all the staff
training for the above systems. Supervised a staff of three technicians.
1985 - 1989: Teleconferencing Coordinator, Energy Network, Santa
Organized and managed a computer teleconferencing system for the
Energy Network, headquartered in Oakland, Ca. Responsible for
overseeing use of the system and producing a Newsletter based
on the communicated material for all the members of the Network.
1969 - July 1985: Reference Assistant, Science Library, University
of California, Santa Cruz
Duties included all aspects of science reference work including
computerized literature searching in the Dialog and BRS systems.
Developed a working knowledge of all scientific abstracts and
indexes, manual and computerized. Served as the UCSC representative
to the UC system-wide automation coordinators committee. Planned
and installed the first PC based literature searching station
at UCSC, circa 1978.
1975- July 1985: Director and Education Coordinator, Energy Center,
Developed and managed educational programs in alternative energy.
Managed grants in access of $500,000 from various agencies.
1980-1982 : Lecturer, Science Writing Program, University of California,
Developed and taught scientific information management including
a component of computer literature searching at the graduate level.
PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
Archuleta, Rick; Berkey, Jon; Williams,Brian. Research on Solar
Drying at the University of California, Santa Cruz in: Hayes,
John and Dennis Andrejko, eds. Progress in Passive Solar Energy
Systems volume 8, part 1: p. 679-683; Boulder: American Solar
Energy Society; 1983
Fujitani, Sharon; Williams, Brian. Analysis of Search Statistics.
Online Meeting, Proceedings - 1990. Medford, NJ; Learned Information,
Inc.: 1990. pgs 111-118.
Rockman, Ilene ; Williams, Brian. Cost Effectiveness of 2400 Baud
Searching. Proceedings of the National Online Meeting, New York,
Williams, Brian. A Classification System and a Computerized
Catalog for a Solar Library. Proceedings of the 1984 annual meeting
, American Solar Energy Society. p. 621-624
Williams, Brian. Communications. Chapter in Essential Guide to
Apple Computers in Libraries. Volume 5: The Library Macintosh,
Rosanne Macek, ed. Westport, CT.: Meckler; 1988
Williams, Brian. Comparing Computer Teleconferencing Systems.
Proceedings of the1986 National Online Meeting, p. 455-461. Medford,
NJ: Information, Inc.; 1986
Williams, Brian. Design of Solar Home Food Dryers. Sunworld 4(6):
Williams, Brian. A Directory of Computer Conferencing For Librarians.
11 Ferry Lane, Westport, CT:Meckler Pub.; 1992.
Williams, Brian. Energy and Environmental Databases in: Online'84
Conference Proceedings, p. 272-278 . Weston, Ct. ; Online, 1984
Williams, Brian. Macintosh Communication Software. Library Software
Review, 5(5):318-323 ; Sept.-Oct. 1986.
Williams, Brian. Microcomputer Based Catalogs- DB Master and dBase
II in: Online'83 Conference Proceedings, p. 309-313. Weston, Ct.;
Williams, Brian. Online and Offline Printing....Relative Costs.
Database,10(1):58-61; Feb. 1987
Williams, Brian. Teleconferencing--What, Why, How? SCIL 1986,
p. 197-201, Westport, CT: Meckler; 1986.
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