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Julie Adamo

Head of Collection Development and Management

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Education

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 leads the Collection Services department, which is responsible for acquisitions, cataloging, electronic resources, and serials. She coordinates and provides strategic direction for collection development and management efforts. Julie works in collaboration with a variety of colleagues to ensure that the Libraries’ print and electronic resource collections are discoverable and in alignment with the 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. A recent MFA graduate, Julie is also a creative nonfiction writer and is working on her first book. She also enjoys songwriting, playing and listening to music, reading, and spending time with her partner and tuxedo cat.

Research Interests

Collection development, collection assessment, qualitative research methods, disability studies, medical humanities, scholarly communications, research ethics, classification

Publications

"Three Prompts to Decolonize Your Annotated Bibliography." Presented at the Oberlin Group DEI Lightning Round, Online, August 8, 2019. With Caro Pinto.

“Building Research Data Services at Mount Holyoke College.” Poster presented at the 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.

“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 Affliations

American Library Association

Association of College and Research Libraries (Vice Chair/Chair Elect for the Women and Gender Studies Section)