William A. "Bill" Mayer
Currently serving as the University Librarian and Dean of the Shapiro Library at the Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH, Bill supports all areas of library operations for the on-campus and online SNHU programs totaling over 100,000 current students. Bill joined SNHU following several years serving as the Executive for Research Services of the National Archives in Washington, DC. During his time at the National Archives, Mayer was responsible for the custody and stewardship of all permanent records and related documents and artifacts of over 275 Federal agencies. He was directly responsible for 14 archival facilities across the United States, and provided executive-level support for over 650 staff members nationwide.
Prior to his time at the National Archives, Mayer served as the University Library for American University, also located in Washington, DC. There, he was responsible for all library-based operations, including computing and discovery systems, administrative services, information access and delivery, collections, and more. He brings with him a wealth of experience running a library at the university level, and, during his time at American University, succeeded in raising the profile of the library and achieving significant collection growth.
Mayer’s library experience extends further back to include time spent as an Associate University Librarian at George Washington University, as a Systems Librarian for Public Services for the Washington Research Library Consortium, as an Access Services Manager for the Harvard University Libraries, and through multiple roles at the MIT Libraries. All told, Mayer brings nearly three decades of library administration experience to bear for SNHU.
Mayer earned his Master of Library Science from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston. His undergraduate degree from the University of Washington is in English Literature