Published: May 16, 2017

If you go

Who: Staff, faculty and students
What: Dean Williams retirement celebration
When: Tuesday, June 13, 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: UMC Glen Miller Ballroom
RSVP: Required by May 22

On Tuesday, June 13, the University Libraries will honor James "Jim" Williams, who is retiring as dean of libraries after 29 years of service to the University of Colorado Boulder.

Over his career on campus, Williams has led University Libraries through technological advancements into the digital age, fair research access and user accessibility efforts and a major renovation from 2008 to 2009, among other projects and initiatives.

"As the voice of our commencement and keeper of our knowledge, Dean Williams will leave a lasting legacy, not only on this campus, but to Colorado and the world. I wish him the best in his retirement," Provost Russel L. Moore noted in the announcement of Williams' retirement.

The retirement celebration will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the University Memorial Center (UMC). Please RSVP by Monday, May 22, to attend. You can contact Susie Siders at or 303-492-9012 to register.