Hi, I'm William

I’m a librarian, author, and creator of the library-centric Librarian Problems Tumblr. I’ve been working in public libraries for over a decade, and I have experience in reference, cataloging, collection development, and administration. I’m currently a Youth Services Associate with the Mid-Continent Public Library, and I plan and present programming and outreach for teens and middle-graders in the Kansas City area.

Way back in 2012, I started a little Tumblr blog I called Librarian Problems. Described by Library Journal’s Tumblr-in-Chief, Molly McArdle, as the GIF-king of all librarian Tumblrs, Librarian Problems pairs common librarian situations, frustrations, and stereotypes with animated reaction GIFs. Since its inception, Librarian Problems has gained more than 90,000 followers across Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

My book, Librarian Tales: Funny, Strange, and Inspiring Dispatches from the Stacks is available now from Skyhorse Publishing. Pick it up to learn about my personal public library journey and read a few tales from fellow workers in the field!

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