Monday, August 11, 2008
Adrienne C. Webber has been named as the Dean of Library & Information Services, and assumed her position on August 1, 2008.
“The Miller F. Whittaker Library is mission-driven, goal-obtaining, and objective-achieving,” said Webber. “It is no accident that the library is in the center of campus, and I plan to strengthen, enhance, and promote the library while using creative components, she continued.
Webber will modify existing programs and focus on non-traditional fundraising for the library. In collaboration with faculty and staff members, Webber will also promote, develop and implement new ideas for the Library of Information Services at the University.
“I am very pleased to welcome Ms. Adrienne Webber as the new dean of the Miller F. Whittaker Library and Information Services. Ms. Webber comes to us with a wealth of experience in technology, grant writing and a variety of roles within the library system, all of which are essential as we continue to excel in library services,” said Dr. Rita Teal, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Ms. Webber received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La and a Master of Science degree in Library Service from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga.
Prior to coming to SC State, Webber served as an assistant director for access services at Xavier University in New Orleans, La.
Webber also served as director of Library Services at the dominion Robert Glass Library at Texas College, in Tyler, TX. Additionally, Weber served as Systems Librarian/ Head of Information Technology Service at Alabama A&M University in Normal, Ala.
“My vision for the library is to make it more appealing to students, so that they will continue to be lifelong learners,” stated Ms. Webber.
Webber is affiliated with the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Library Alliance, HBCU Archives Training Institute, and the Circle of Ten -Grantsmanship Program.