Oakland University dean named to lead UO libraries

Adriene Lim
Adriene Lim

Adriene Lim, dean of libraries at Oakland University in Michigan, has been named the new dean of libraries at the UO.

Provost Scott Coltrane announced the appointment Friday, May 30. Lim, who will hold the endowed Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries chair, takes the place of retired dean Deb Carver. Lim will start at the university July 28.

Lim has served as Oakland University’s chief administrative officer for the school’s main Kresge Library and Medical Library since 2011. Before that, she was at Portland State University since 2005, holding positions that included interim university librarian, associate university librarian and head of library technologies.

Lim earned a bachelor of fine arts degree and a master’s degree in library and information science from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. She received a doctorate in library and information science from Simmons College in Boston, Mass., where she was in the managerial leadership in the information professions program.

Among her numerous scholarly articles, Lim is the author of a 2010 paper on readability that was published in the Journal of Academic Librarianship that was named among the “Top 20 Articles in 2010” by the Library Instruction Round Table of the American Library Association.