M.S. in Library and Information Science - Simmons College, Boston, MA
B.S. in Electrical Engineering - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians - Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
Associate Dean of Access, Instruction, and Assessment for College of Charleston Libraries
Oversees access to and instruction in the use of library materials for the academic community which includes the Access Services and Research & Instruction Services departments in Addlestone Library as well as access and instruction services throughout CofC Libraries
Provides strategic leadership in planning and implementing innovative library services, fosters information literacy within the College, and serves as the library’s Assessment Officer
Information literacy instruction for School of Business and Departments of Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics
Embedded librarian for First Year Experience and English 110
Liaison for the University of Charleston, SC Graduate School
Current research interests include scaffolding information literacy instruction throughout the curriculum, providing research and computing services to diverse user communities, and practical assessment of library resources and services.
Poparad, C. E., & Flenner, A. R. (2016). Incorporating LibAnswers, LibCal, and LibGuides into a WordPress library website. In R. Sittler & A. Dobbs (Eds.), Innovative LibGuides applications: Real world examples (pp. 17-28). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Elliott, C., Cao, D., & Poparad, C. E. (2016). Facing change together: Overcoming differing comfort levels with technology in librarian and library staff training. In C. Smallwood (Ed.), Teaching Technology in Libraries: Creative Ideas for Training Staff, Patrons and Students (pp. 89-95). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
Poparad, C. E. (2015). Staffing an information desk for maximum responsiveness and effectiveness in meeting research and computing needs in an academic library. The Reference Librarian 56(2), 83-92. doi:10.1080/02763877.2014.977212
Poparad, C. E., Barnett, L. H., & Hoke, S. (2015). Streamlining and advancing collection development with GOBI: Bringing your collection into the 21st century. In B. Bernhardt, L. Hinds, & K. Strauch (Eds.), The importance of being earnest! Charleston Conference Proceedings 2014 (pp. 601-606). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press. doi:10.5703/1288284315635
Poparad, C. E. (2013). All together now: Using an internal Google site to streamline workflows. In B. Bernhardt, L. Hinds, & K. Strauch (Eds.), Accentuate the positive! Charleston Conference Proceedings 2012 (pp. 324-327). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press. doi:10.5703/1288284315119
Primary writer for SACSCOC 3.8.2 Library and Other Learning/Information Resources: Instruction of library use
Co-Investigator for FYEvolution: From First-Year Students to Members of the Academic Community
Bachelor of General Studies Task Force
Faculty Advisor to the College of Charleston Academic Competition Team
College of Charleston Libraries Faculty Committee, Co-Chair
College of Charleston Library Instruction Advisory Committee
College of Charleston Libraries Collection Development Committee