Cherry Williams joined the UCR Library on September 6, 2016, as Director of Distinctive Collections.
Cherry will be located in Special Collections & University Archives on the 4th floor of Rivera Library, and will report to Alison Scott, AUL for Collections & Scholarly Communication.
Cherry earned her BS in nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the University of Colorado, MA in humanities (with a concentration in art history) from the University of Chicago, and MLIS from UCLA.
She comes to UCR from the Lilly Library at Indiana University, where she has been Curator of Manuscripts since 2009, following work as Archivist, Special Projects Librarian, and Special Collections Librarian for the Sciences at UCLA’s Darling Biomedical Library. Prior to becoming a librarian, Cherry had a successful career as a medical professional.