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M.S.L.S., Columbia University (1989)
M.B.A., New York University (1980)
M.A., Columbia University (1977)
B.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook (1976)

Personal Statement

It is a privilege to work with the Library's faculty liaisons, staff and administration in the position of Collection Development and Management Librarian, and to assist in providing relevant Library resources for the entire Adelphi community.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Library liaison with the School of Business.
Friends of the Adelphi University Library: Friends' Librarian, 2006-.
Coordinating collection development between the main Library collection and University Archives and Special Collections.

Research Interests

Collection development and management of academic library collections.

Refereed Articles

Wagner, Jessica and Smith, Debbi (2012, Fall), Students as Donors to University Archives: A Study of Student Perceptions with Recommendations. American Archivist, 75, 538-566.

Smith, Debbi (2011), Strategic Marketing of Library Resources and Services. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 18 Issue 4.

Oliva, Victor and Smith, Debbi (2010), Becoming a Renaissance reference librarian in academe: Attitudes toward generalist and subject specific reference and related professional development. Reference Services Review, 38, Issue 1.

Smith, Debbi (2009), Format overlap of the New York Times: A collection management case study. Collection Management, Volume 34, Number 2, 94-111.

Smith, Debbi (2009), A journal back file overlap analysis: looking back to move forward. Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, 33, Number 1, 25-30.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

Smith, Debbi (2009, April). “Percentage based allocation of an academic library material budget: collection management decision making in tough economic times.” Paper presented at the New England Library Information Network (NELINET) Annual Collection Services Conference. Southborough, MA,.

Conference Presentations/Papers

Smith, Debbi (2008). Marketing library resources and services: Create and implement a marketing campaign. In Paper presented at a workshop held by the Association of College and Research Libraries/New York (ACRL/NY) - Long Island Section. Adelphi University.

Smith, Debbi (2005). Using Excel as a stack blueprint and management tool. In ALA (American Library Association). Chicago..

Smith, Debbi (2005). Using Excel as a stack blueprint and management tool. In ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries). Minneapolis..

Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

"Collection Development for Popular Culture: The Recovery Movement," Collection Building, Volume 14, Number 4 (August, 1995).

"Collection Inventory in the Digital Age: How Can We Analyze Until We Know What We Have?," Against the Grain, Volume 18, Issue 5 (November, 2006).

"Creating Stack Floor Plans and Signage: Excel as a Collection Management Tool," Technical Services Quarterly, Volume 24, Number 3 (July, 2007).

"Percentage Based Allocation of an Academic Library Materials Budget," Collection Building, Volume 27, Number 1 (January, 2008).

Professional Activities

ACRL/NY (Association of College and Research Libraries of Greater New York) Chair, Collection Development Discussion Group, 2004- 2009 Vice-Chair,2007-2008; Chair, 2008-2009, Long Island Section.

American Library Association (ALA), Member, 1989-.
ALCTS Academic Librarians Collection Development Discussion Group, Vice Chair, 2006-2007.
ALCTS Academic Librarians Collection Development Discussion Group, Chair, 2007-2008.

ConnectNY, Collection Development Steering Committee, 2006-.