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Julie Adamo

Head of Collection Development and Management

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Neilson Library 309D




M.F.A, Creative Writing, Stonecoast, University of Southern Maine

M.S.L.S, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.A., Literature, Antioch College

Julie coordinates and provides strategic direction for collection development and management efforts and leads the Collection Services department. She collaborates with a variety of colleagues to ensure that our print and electronic resources are discoverable and aligned with the current curricular and research needs of the Smith community.

Prior to joining the Smith College Libraries, Julie was a research and instruction librarian at Mount Holyoke College. She began her career as an editor and indexer for the Alternative Press Index and was later a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow. Julie is also a creative nonfiction writer and is working on her first book. She enjoys songwriting, listening to music, reading, and spending time with her partner and cat.


Collection Development Policy and Procedures Working Group (lead), Managers Team, Five College Resource Management Committee, Racial Justice Action Planning Working Group, FOLIO Technology Stack Working Group

Selected Presentations and Publications

“Queer Time in Libraries and Archives: Democratizing Personal and Historical narratives.” In Grabbing Tea: Queer Conversations on Archives and Practice (Volume Two) edited by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz and Sara A. Howard. Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press, forthcoming in 2023.

“Self-Determination at Mid-Career: Perils and Possibilities.” In Thriving as a Mid-Career Librarian: Identity, Advocacy, and Pathways edited by Elizabeth Galoozis and Brandon K. West. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, forthcoming in 2023.

“Critical Information Literacy for Women’s and Gender Studies: Development of a Framework.” (Poster) American Library Association Annual Conference, Association of College and Research Libraries’ Women’s and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Research Forum, June 22, 2017. With the WGSS Instruction Committee.

“Building Research Data Services at Mount Holyoke College.” (Poster) University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, University of Massachusetts Medical School, April 6, 2017. With Nick Baker, Jim Burke, Mary Glackin, and Sarah Oelker.

“Introducing Article Retraction to Explore Scholarly Communication and Peer Review.” Presented at the Five College Innovative Learning Committee Instruction Workshop, Mount Holyoke College, January 15, 2016. With Mary Glackin.

“The Neoliberal in YOUR Library: Resisting Corporate Solutions to Collection Development.” Association of College and Research Libraries Biannual Conference, Portland, OR, March 25-28, 2015. With Caro Pinto and Caroline Nappo.

“Unlocking the Patient Experience: Surveying the Patient-Related Materials of the Medical Heritage Library.” The Watermark, Vol. 37, no. 4 (Fall 2014): 14–19.

Professional Affiliations

American Library Association; Association of College and Research Libraries; Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures