DeAnza Williams

Position title: Teaching Faculty II


4258 Helen C. White Hall
600 N Park St.
Madison WI 53706

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DeAnza Williams


PhD (Library & Information Science), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021
MS (Library & Information Science), University of North Texas, 1999
BS (Business Administration – Marketing), University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1995

Areas of Interest

adolescent development; multicultural representation in youth literature; library services for teens (collections, programming, teen spaces, and evaluation of services offered); youth digital media practices; public libraries as informal learning centers; library leadership and management; young adult literature; and youth services librarianship.

Classes Taught

LIS 601 Information Perspectives and Contexts;
LIS 603 Research & Assessment for Information Professionals
LIS 772 Library Services to Children and Young Adults;
LIS 631 Young Adult Literature


Lieberman, L., Ruscio, E., & Williams, D. (2021). Research Roundup: Race(ism). Young Adult Library Services, 19(3), 6-8.