The University of Maryland has named Adriene Lim, Ph.D. its dean of university libraries, effective Aug. 19 As dean, Lim will work with constituents across campus to develop and implement a vision and strategic plan for the Libraries, including optimizing library programs and campus learning resources and ensuring the highest level of service to the campus community.
Lim currently serves as the dean of libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair at the University of Oregon, where she has strategically led a complex library organization, revitalizing systems, workflows, technologies and operations. In this role, Lim led and provided hands-on work for technology-intensive library operations; restructured and reinvigorated organizations, systems, and workflows; developed and advanced librarians and library workers; improved numerous service models, policies, programs, and collections; led and participated in fundraising initiatives and proposals; and initiated and completed major building renovation and space-repurposing projects.
Prior to joining the University of Oregon, Lim was dean of libraries at Oakland University and interim university librarian and associate university librarian for resource services at Portland State University. She previously served as head of digital library services at Wayne State University and the systems librarian and head of database management for the Detroit Area Library Network.
Lim currently serves on the boards of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wayne State University, a Master of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University and a doctorate in library and information science from Simmons University.