Adriene Lim

 Adriene Lim

Dean of University Libraries, Oakland University


Adriene Lim is dean of university libraries at Oakland University, a large public, doctoral research-intensive institution serving approximately 19,000 students in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Prior to joining Oakland University, Lim served as the interim university librarian at Portland State University in Oregon, and as the Digital Library Services team leader at Wayne State University in Detroit. Before 2001, she was the systems librarian and head of database management for the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET), a large consortium serving multi-type libraries in southeast Michigan, and also served as the Cataloger at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Adriene received a full scholarship in 2007 to join the Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions program at Simmons College in Boston, and is now a Ph.D. candidate working on her dissertation. She holds a master's degree in Library and Information Science and a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, both summa cum laude, from Wayne State University. She has published articles and given presentations about technology, diversity, and other topics at the national, state, and local levels, and has been active in the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), divisions of the American Library Association (ALA). She was elected to serve on the national LITA Board and ALA Council in 2010. In addition to winning several community and collaboration awards over the years, Lim received the Loleta D. Fyan Award for creative library service from the Michigan Library Association in 2004, the Butler Award at Portland State in 2007, and a scholarship to participate as a fellow in the Frye Leadership Institute in 2008. In 2011, one of Lim's Simmons MLIP papers, published in the Journal of Academic Librarianship, was named among the "Top 20 Information Literacy Articles in 2010" by the Library Instruction Round Table of ALA.