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Adriene Lim

Senior Librarian
Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair
Mail: 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1299
Office Location: 115J Knight Library
Phone: (541)346-1892
Joined the University in 2014


2012: Ph.D., Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Program: Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions
1996: Master of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University
1993: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wayne State University

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Areas of Interest:

Organizational Development
Shared Leadership in a Unionized Environment
Appreciative Inquiry / Scenario Planning

Teaching/Service/Selected Publications:

Michigan Academic Library Council (MALC) Spring Workshop, March 2013, Invited Presentation: "Communicating Library Value Begins at the Planning Stage."

Joint Conference on Librarians of Color (JCLC), September 2012, Juried Presentation of Research Project Results: "Opting Out or Overlooked? Librarians of Color and Advancement to Senior-Level Administrative Positions in Academic Libraries."

Lim, A. (2012) Assigned leaders in unionized environments: coping with the economic recession and its aftermath in academic libraries. (Doctoral dissertation). Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) program entitled, "Return on Investment in a Tough Economy: Defining the Value of the Academic Library," presentation "Triple Bottom Line Accounting" with two other Simmons Ph.D. colleagues, June, 2011.

Lim, A. (2010). "The readability of information literacy content on academic library Web sites." Journal of Academic Librarianship, 36(4), 296-303.

Hess, A., Greer, K., Lombardo, S. & Lim, A. (2015). "Books, bytes, and buildings: The academic library's unique role in improving student success." Peer reviewed. Journal of Library Administration, 55(8).

Lim, A., Lewis, V., & Baker, N. (2015). Playing at the big table: Betting on transformative change and collaboration at the Frye Leadership Institute. In I. Herold's Creating Leaders: An Examination of Academic and Research Library Institutes. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, Publications in Librarianship.

Casey, A., Cawthorne, J., De Long, K., Herold, I., & Lim, A. (2014). The Triple Bottom Line: Portable Applications and Best Practices for Sustainability in Academic Libraaries. In M. Jankowska's Focus on Educatin for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries.


Professional Organizations:

American Library Association:
--Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), Councilor, elected term for 2010-2013.

Frye Leadership Institute 2008 - Participant with Battin Scholarship Award

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