DeAnza Williams

DeAnza Williams

PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (in progress)

MS, Library and Information Science, University of North Texas

BS, Marketing, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Research focus

My research interests include multicultural representation in youth literature; library services for teens (collections, programming, teen spaces, and evaluation of services offered); everyday life information-seeking behaviors of teens; public libraries as informal learning centers; and library leadership and management.

Publications & Papers

ALISE Conference, Atlanta, 2017. "Kids Create Apps - Lessons Learned from Creating a Curriculum for Elementary Students in a School and Public Library." (poster)

NCAAL Conference, St. Louis, 2015. "Health Technology 2.0:  Mobile Apps." (presentation). Co-presenter with Regina Carter. August 6, 2015

iSchool Research Showcase, Urbana-Champaign, 2015. "#Diverse Children’s Literature: Examining Social Media's Role." (presentation). Co-presenter with Melissa Hayes. April 3, 2015

ALISE Conference, Chicago, 2015. "#Diverse Children’s Literature: Examining Social Media’s Role." (poster)