About me. . . 


Bill Garrity is Deputy University Librarian and Chief of Staff [pdf] at the University of California, Davis, effective March 2014. As Deputy, shares with the University Librarian overall responsibility for the University Library system; as Chief of Staff, supervises the Library's personnel.  [Organization chart; pdf] Generally responsible for the overall administration and operation of the University Library system, with specific responsibility for library operations, services, and activities; staff management, structure, and coordination; internal and external communication; assessment and evaluation; long-range facilities planning; and partnership negotiations. Overall supervision of over 200 FTE librarians and other staff; oversight of four facilities -- Peter J. Shields Library, Carlson Health Sciences Library, and Physical Sciences and Engineering Library at Davis, and Blaisdell Medical Library in Sacramento -- comprising 400,000 square feet across both campuses; and general oversight of the approximately $22 M Library budget. 

Bill was at Dartmouth beginning in 1996, first as Director of Biomedical Libraries for Dartmouth College, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Instructor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine and Chief of Internal Communications for Geisel School of Medicine, and subsequently was Associate Chief Information Officer and Director of Academic and Campus Technology Services, Computing Services, Dartmouth College.

Before going to Dartmouth, Bill was Associate Director for Information Services at the Biomedical Library of the University of Pennsylvania, Executive Librarian in the office of the University Librarian of the University of Chicago, and Science Reference Librarian/Biomedical Specialist at Chicago's John Crerar Library. 

Bill has a Master of Arts from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science of the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Sciences (Biology) from Siena College (Loudonville, New York). He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica before beginning his graduate studies at Chicago. 

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