Will Ritter

Will Ritter
Will Ritter (He/Him)
Public Services Librarian for User Services
D.E.A.C. Allies

Will Ritter is an experienced librarian at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library, holding an M.L.I.S. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His extensive career includes leadership roles in academic libraries, notably as Director of Greensboro College’s James Addison Jones Library, where he significantly improved services and aided in accreditation efforts. With expertise in policy, team management, and information literacy, Will’s diverse educational background includes a B.A. in Business Administration and an A.A. in Advertising and Graphic Design. An active member of the North Carolina Library Association and the American Library Association, he has earned recognition like the Moore Professor Award. Will is also dedicated to ongoing professional development, leading numerous workshops and contributing to library sciences literature.


Book Reviews

  • Ritter, Will. (2023). [Book Review] Birth of Modern Facts: How the Information Revolution Transformed Academic Research, Governments, and Business. Technical Services Quarterly, 40(4), 326–327. #
  • Ritter, Will. (2019). [Book Review] Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library's Future in an Uncertain World. Technical Services Quarterly, 36(4), 423–424. #


  • Ritter, Will. (2024, June). Transforming Challenges into Wellness Opportunities. 2024 Metrolina Library Association Conference, Central Piedmont Community College.
  • Ritter, Will. (2024, May). Cultivating a Holistic Wellness Collection: A Journey from Concept to Collaboration. 2024 NC LIVE Annual Conference, Wilmington, NC.
  • Ritter, Will. (2024, March). Nurturing Minds and Bodies: The Innovative Wellness Collection in Libraries. LAUNC-CH Conference, Chapel Hill, NC. #
  • Ritter, Will. (2023, October). Developing a Holistic Wellness Collection. The 65th Biennial Conference of the North Carolina Library Association, Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem NC.
  • Ritter, Will. (2015, October). Making the Library Matter. NCLA 61st Biennial Conference, Winston Salem, NC.

Committees & Offices Held

  • New Members' Round Table / North Carolina Library Association, Secretary/Treasurer. (October 1, 2023 - Present).
  • NC LIVE, Outreach, Promotions & Partnership Advisory Committee Member. (July 1, 2022 - Present).
  • NC LIVE, Outreach, Promotions & Partnership Advisory Committee Chair. (July 1, 2022 - July 1, 2023).
  • NC LIVE, Librarians Council, member. (July 2022 - July 2023).
  • NC LIVE, Resource Advisory Committee, member. (July 2018 - July 2021).