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My name is Colin Williams, a recent graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and a Masters candidate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

I have work experience in customer service environments and working with a range of patrons at Library Information and Circulation desks.

I have leadership experience, as far back as High School Eagle Scout, to being a UCLA Library Student Supervisor and now Graduate Assistant for Reference, Research, and Government Information Services at the Urbana-Champaign University LIbrary. As a GA I teach workshops, complete web-design projects, and create videos.

My recent videos are featured in my portfolio and also found on TheIlliniLibrarian YouTube Channel. They are used for instruction and will be found on the University Library Virtual Tour.

Film making has been a passion and side profession since high school. I have interned at the New Image Media Production Company, documentary filmmaker for Contract Logistics, served as Editor Intern on the independent film The Italian Key, and an intern at the Rabineau, Wachter, Sanford, & Harris Literary Agency in Los Angeles, CA. These experience only bolster my interest for and skill set within film making and screenwriting.

Work experience

Sep 2009Jun 2010

Resident Assistant

University of California Los Angeles, Office of Residential Life

- Support the Academic Mission through residential programs.

- Create safe environments via peer-counseling skills / safety procedures.

- Promote responsible citizenship by leading student government entities.

- Foster development by engaging residents and facilitate maturation.

May 2009Jun 2010

Novel/Screenplay reader | Intern

Rabineau, Wachter, Sanford, & Gillett Literary Agency

- Read at least one novel / script / screenplay each week.

- Analyze concept, story, characters, dialogue, tone, and themes.

- Assess commercial potential of the work and target audience.

- Perform office and secretarial tasks: phones, copying, filing, organizing.

Jun 2009Jun 2009

Camera Operator, Asst. Editor

New Image Media

Held position for two summers in 2009 and 2010

- Operate camera, set-up shots, work independently for several hours.

- String-out footage, administer preliminary edits.

- Assist with presentation and premier of film.

Dec 2008Jan 2009

Documentary Filmmaker

Contract Logistics Inc.

- Organize and execute a documentary film detailing store construction.

- Engineer daily shoots on site, integrating style with construction crew.

- Direct and edit 15+ hrs of film for 20 minute promotional video


Aug 2010Present

Masters of Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign