Personal profile

Personal profile

As Associate Librarian for Literature, Rhetoric, and Digital Humanities, Patrick supports the Syracuse University English Department, the Department of Communications & Rhetorical Studies, the Linguistics Program, and the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition through reference consultation, research instruction, and collection development in collaboration with faculty and students. He is interested in contemporary literature, digital humanities, and past, present, and future technologies of reading and writing. He is a participant in the NEH Office of Digital Humanities' Early Modern Digital Agendas Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library, and he is co-editor of dh+lib Review. He was a 2015 Techpaths Fellow and visiting artist at Wheaton College in Massachusetts.
 
Patrick joined the Syracuse University Libraries in January 2009. Prior to arriving in Syracuse, he served as Web and Instructional Design Librarian at the College of Staten Island / CUNY and Coordinator of CSI's Center for Excellence in Learning Technology. He holds a B.A. in English from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Studies from the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. His research and writing appears in the Journal of Academic Librarianship, Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, Heavy Feather Review, Prelude, and elsewhere. His poetry chapbook Hygiene in Reading (Publishing Genius, 2016) was awarded the 2015 Chris Toll Memorial Prize, and he is the editor of Really System, a journal of poetry and extensible poetics.
 
Prior to becoming an academic librarian, Patrick worked as a graphic designer, an information architect, a community technology consultant, and a dj.

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Research Output 2004 2016

  • 35 Citations
  • 2 h-Index from Scopus
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 2 Other chapter contribution

What Is Possible: Setting the Stage for Co-Exploration in Archives and Special Collections

Williams, P. 2016 Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook: Volume 1: Essays and Workbook Activities. Pagowsky, N. & McElroy, K. (eds.). Association of College and Research Libraries, Vol. 1, p. 111-120 9 p.

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Doing It Yourself: Special Collections as a Springboard for Personal, Critical Approaches to Information

Williams, P. & Mulroney, L. 2015 Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information . Swanson, T. & Jagman, H. (eds.). p. 367-387 21 p. (Publications in Librarianship; no. 68)

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literacy
learning
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student
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2 Citations

Computer Mediated Communication and Multimodal Instruction in Higher Education

Williams, J. P. & Chen, H. 2008 Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication. Kelsey, S. & St.Amant, K. (eds.). IGI Global Publishing, p. 128-145 chapter 11

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Press and Media

Snapple Bowl XXIV notebook

J Patrick Williams

7/22/17

1 item of media coverage

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Globe honors top athletes

J Patrick Williams

6/19/17

1 item of media coverage

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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (3/11/2016)

J Patrick Williams

3/6/16

1 item of media coverage

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DEATHS *** NEW ORLEANS AREA (PART 2 OF 2)

J Patrick Williams

8/21/15

1 item of media coverage

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John Jay Students Reap Academic Honors

J Patrick Williams

6/2/15

1 item of media coverage

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