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Liam Adler

Director of Collections Strategy and Library Operations

Department

Library

Office

Milstein 204

Contact

As the Director of Collections Strategy and Library Operations, Liam (he/they) is responsible for library access in a very broad sense, to both collections and spaces. Liam oversees our Access Services and Technical Services teams and, in collaboration with Teaching, Learning, and Research Services Librarians, leads our collection development.

Prior to joining Barnard, Liam was the Director of Library Services at Metropolitan College of New York.  Liam co-edited Reference Librarianship and Justice: History, Praxis, and Practice (2018) with CUL colleagues Ian Beilin and Eamon Tewell and is generally engaged projects related to critical librarianship and social justice

Liam has an MA in American Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center and an MLIS from Queens College, CUNY.