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William McHenry

Collections Librarian, Alumni Library


Areas of Specialization

Collection development, resource sharing, information literacy

Other Areas of Interest

Francophone literature of the Maghreb, 20th century French theater, postcolonial studies, medieval studies, animal studies, affect theory, queer theory, Marxism, botany

Favorite/Regular Courses Offered

LR 125m The Book: History, Theory, and Practice


MLS, Indiana University
BA in French Literature (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Indiana University

As Collections Librarian, William selects, acquires, and maintains the materials held in the Alumni Library to meet student research needs and interests, as well as leading information literacy sessions and providing research assistance. William came to Simon's Rock from Indiana University Bloomington, where he served as a reference and instruction assistant and as director of the LGBTQ+ library. His academic background is primarily in Francophone literature and theatre, though his current reading interests extend broadly to include pre- and post-colonial epistemologies, medieval theories of gender and sexuality, and plant sciences. William has also assisted in editing the Haitian Creole - English Bilingual Dictionary with the Indiana University Creole Institute, and maintains a passion for language learning.