Nicole Williams is an academic librarian and Instructor at Bronx Community College. She is the library liaison to the Modern Languages Department and oversees the library’s participation in multiple Open Educational Resources (OER) grant initiatives. In addition to her full time faculty position at Bronx Community College, she is pursuing a second master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her career in librarianship includes more than a decade of service to public and academic institutions in the United Arab Emirates and United States. An enthusiastic observer of all types of popular culture, she is particularly interested in issues of identity and representation. Her pedagogical pursuits relate to the use of open educational resources as a gateway to addressing external barriers to student success, such as food insecurity and insufficient digital access.