Today's Hours


Julie Adamo

Head of Collection Development and Management

Julie Adamo's photo

Contact & Office Hours

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 Libraries' Discovery and Collection Services unit. She collaborates with a variety of colleagues to ensure that our print and electronic resources are discoverable and aligned 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. 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 tuxedo cat.


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

Research Interests

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


“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 (Chair of the Women and Gender Studies Section, 2021-2022)