Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair
University of Oregon
Dr. Adriene Lim is the Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair at the University of Oregon. Before joining the University of Oregon, Lim was Dean of Libraries at Oakland University in Michigan, and served in a variety of leadership roles at Portland State University, including Interim University Librarian, Associate University Librarian, and leader of Library Technologies. Lim also was the Head of Digital Library Services at Wayne State University and the Systems Librarian/ Head of Database Management for the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET).
Lim earned her Ph.D. in library and information science (LIS), specializing in managerial leadership, at Simmons University in Boston. A first-generation college student and native of Detroit, she holds a master’s degree in LIS and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, both summa cum laude, from Wayne State University. She has published numerous articles and book chapters, and given presentations about managerial leadership, technology, diversity, and other topics at the international, national, and state levels, and has been active in the American Library Association (ALA), the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). She currently serves on the board of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries.