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Rachel D. Williams

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Simmons University

Rachel Williams is an assistant professor at Simmons University. Williams’ research areas are rooted in issues of social justice, professionalization, and librarianship. Most recently, her work looks at how public library workers navigate issues of professionalization and work boundaries when providing consumer health and social services information to people and communities in crisis. Before completing the doctoral program at UW-Madison, Williams worked in public and corporate libraries in Washington State. In her free time, she plays roller derby and enjoys hiking with her two dogs.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Simmons University


  • 2017 
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD, Library and Information Science