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William Saffady

Professor of Library and Information Science

B.A., Central Michigan UniversityM.A., M.S.L.S., Ph.D., Wayne State University


William Saffady is a professor at Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science. He previously held faculty appointments at the State University of New York at Albany, Vanderbilt University, Pratt Institute and Wayne State University. Dr. Saffady is the author of over three dozen books and many articles on information management topics, including records management, electronic document management, information storage technologies, and library automation. In addition to teaching and writing, Dr. Saffady serves as a consultant, providing training and analytical services to corporations, government agencies and other organizations.


Records Management, Digital Document Management, Information Technology


  • Author, “Records and Information Management: Fundamentals of Professional Practice” (2004; 2nd edition, 2011)
  • Author, “Managing Electronic Records” (4th edition, 2009)
  • Author, “Digital Document Management” (2007)


  • Fellow, ARMA International, the Association of Records Managers and Administrators

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