Adriana Popescu joined the Robert E. Kennedy Library on September 1, 2015, as associate dean for academic services. She will lead a team of ten faculty librarians and professional staff who together offer every Cal Poly student and faculty member digital and information literacy services, research and reference support, college outreach, resource selection, data services, and digital publishing support.
“I am honored to be joining the extraordinary team at Kennedy Library,” Adriana said. “I look forward to contributing to the library’s tradition of excellence.”
Adriana is known as a librarian with great strengths in engineering, science and collaboration. She joins Cal Poly from Notre Dame, where she was program director for science, engineering, social sciences and business research services. Prior to her role at Notre Dame, Adriana led the engineering library at Princeton University.
Adriana has a notable history helping teams accomplish important and complex work together. For example, she has experience moving to Ex Libris’ Alma, the library management system that the CSU libraries are adopting over the next two years. She is both pragmatic and inspirational, two qualities that are a great match for Cal Poly’s culture of innovation, excellence, and openness.
“Adriana will bring deep experience and fresh perspectives to the library’s many collaborations across campus,” said Anna Gold, Dean of Library Services. “Whether in the library, or working with the Academic Assessment Council and the Associate Deans, Adriana will contribute to assessing and improving the ways we prepare students for a world where information skills have become critical to their success.”
Contact: Adriana Popescu at Kennedy Library.