Danielle Adamowitz recently joined Resource Management and Description as Resource Management and Description Coordinator. Helping to build and cultivate Falvey Library’s collection, Adamowitz manages acquisitions, licensing, description, discovery, and access to resources for the Villanova University community.
Adamowitz grew up in north Jersey and studied English and Education at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. After interning in trade publishing in New York City, Adamowitz moved to south Philadelphia and began working in academic journal publishing full-time. “I’ve always worked on STEM journals in Editorial departments. Most recently, I managed a portfolio of computer science journals and worked with academic editors, authors, and peer reviewers to publish research related to software engineering. I especially enjoyed focusing on accessibility and discoverability of content, as well as ethics cases.”
Volunteering in libraries for many years, Adamowitz volunteered at the William Way LGBT Community Center before joining the Falvey Memorial Library staff. “I’ve wanted to make the move from publishing into libraries for a while, so I’m happy to be at Falvey! I found the opportunity on the Villanova job site, and I was so excited to see a posting that would allow me to use my previous professional and volunteer experience.” Working alongside Emily Horn, Resource Management and Description Coordinator, and Megan Ausen, Resource Management and Description Coordinator, Adamowitz assists in ordering books that are requested by the campus community and processes those acquisitions across many mediums (books, e-books, streaming videos, etc.).
In her free time, Adamowitz loves reading and spending time outside. “Walking, swimming, hiking, gardening, or driving to the beach with my dog. I also love exploring Philly, even after years here–there’s always a new mural or restaurant to discover.” Her office is located on Falvey’s second floor.
Joining the Falvey staff this summer, Adamowitz is anticipating the fall semester on Villanova’s campus. “I’m looking forward to meeting more faculty, staff, and students in person!”
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