Special Projects Director
Williamsburg (VA) Regional Library
Barry Trott is Special Projects Director at the Williamsburg (VA) Regional Library, where he coordinates the library’s communications and marketing, statistical analysis, and digital collections, services, and programs, including the library website and social media. Barry received his BA from the College of William and Mary in 1983, and then worked as a musician for 12 years. He earned his MSLS from The Catholic University of America School of Library and Information Science in 1997, and has worked since then at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Starting off as a reference librarian and then as readers’ services librarian. In 2001, he became Adult Services Director, and in 2012 was appointed Digital Services Director, where he served until 2014 when he was appointed to his current position. Barry is past-president of the American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). He edited the readers’ advisory column for Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) from 2004-2012 and in 2012 was appointed editor of RUSQ. He also writes for the NoveList database. He is the series editor for Libraries Unlimited’s Read On series and author of Read On . . . Crime Fiction (2008). He has contributed articles or chapters to numerous publications, including The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Reference Reborn (Libraries Unlimited, 2010), Journal of Library Administration, and Research-Based Readers’ Advisory (ALA Editions, 2008). Barry has presented programs on books, readers, and reading for the American Library Association annual conference, the Public Library Association conference, and the Virginia Library Association conference and for library systems throughout the country. In 2007, he was awarded both the Public Library Association’s Allie Beth Martin Award and the ALA Reference and User Services Association’s Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award in recognition for his work in readers’ advisory services.
Saturday, June 25
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM