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Christa Poparad, Addlestone Library, College of Charleston: About


M.S. in Library and Information Science - Simmons College, Boston, MA

B.S. in Electrical Engineering - Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

Professional Education

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


Library 105 - Resources for Research

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

Research Interests

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.

Recent Service

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

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Office Hours Addlestone 103
Office hours by appointment.

Skype CofC students, faculty, and staff may send email to request in person or Skype appointments.



Phone 843.953.8014