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Bill Kelm, Systems Librarian: About Bill

Bill Kelm

Bill's Contact Information

Bill Kelm

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Systems Librarian 

Mark O. Hatfield Library

"If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. ”
— Bruce Lee

About Bill

Bill Kelm is a longtime Bearcat who graduated from Willamette University with a Business major and a Religion minor.  While working at Willamette, he earned his Masters in Library Information Science and currently serves as the Systems Librarian.  Bill is the liaison/subject librarian for the following areas:

  • Athletics
  • Student Support
  • Zotero


  • Masters in Library Information Science (MLIS), University of Washington, WA
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Willamette University, OR


Professional/Academic Interests:
  • Information Literacy
  • Research Hacks
  • Open Access
  • Digital Humanities


Non-Academic Interests:

In his free time, Bill enjoys officiating high school football, basketball, and baseball; hiking, camping, yoga and running. He is also an avid Bearcat and University of Oregon Ducks sports fan.    


“Cool shit ain't cheap and cheap shit ain't cool.”—Kelsey Asbille
“I used to believe, I still do, that if you give something your all it doesn't matter if you win or lose, as long as you've risked everything put everything out there. And I've done that. I did it my entire life.” - ”—For Love of the Game