Prior to entering librarianship, Samuel Willis worked as an instructor in mathematics, and is a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon and Beta Phi Mu honorary societies. He became Technology Development Librarian at Wichita State University after receiving his Masters in Library Science from Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management in 2014. He is responsible for maintaining the library catalog, discovery layer, website, and several other systems. He also works routinely with vendors to improve the usability and accessibility of their services and collections.

Recent Submissions

  • Filling the gap in database usability 

    Willis, Samuel K.; O'Reilly, Faye M. (Library and Information Technology Association, 2020-12-21)
    Library database vendors often revamp simpler interfaces of their database platforms with script-enriched interfaces to make them more attractive. Sadly, these enhancements often overlook users who rely on assistive ...
  • Enhancing visibility of vendor accessibility documentation 

    Willis, Samuel K.; O'Reilly, Faye M. (American Library Association, 2018-09-01)
    With higher education increasingly being online or having online components, it is important to ensure that online materials are accessible for persons with print and other disabilities. Library-related research has focused ...