May 23, 2022

Profile: William Potter, University of Georgia: “Retiring Librarian Leaves Behind Digital Legacy”

From The Red and Black (Student Newspaper):

After nearly three decades of service, University Librarian and Associate Provost William Potter will leave behind a legacy of digitization and technology at the University of Georgia Libraries.


Potter will retire in August 2014. He began working at UGA libraries in 1989. Since then, Potter has strived to advance and improve library technologies. The librarian has been involved in several technological projects at UGA libraries including GALILEO, the Zell B. Miller Learning Center and the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collection Libraries.

“What I’m proudest of is that I one of the chief people behind GALILEO,” Potter said. “In the early ’90s we worked on that. I was one of the people who lead that effort.”


Potter said he hopes his retirement will give him the opportunity to pursue different interests.

“I’m retiring because I want to,” Potter said. “I’ve been doing the same thing for 25 years. I’d like to think about doing something different.”

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See Also: University of Georgia: Committee Named to Seek New University Librarian (February 5, 2014)

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