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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

I work closely with colleagues in the Library and in the wider College community to develop and support an overall vision for academic library services that supports the College's strategic plan. I am responsible for overseeing access to and instruction in the use of library materials for the academic community, which includes the Access Services and Research & Instruction Services units in Addlestone Library as well as access and instruction services throughout the Libraries. Together these units comprise a permanent full-time staff of 20 people. I provide strategic leadership in planning and implementing innovative library services, foster information literacy within the College via an active instruction program, serve as the library’s Assessment Officer, supervise department head and coordinator positions within the unit, lead cross-departmental strategic and operational initiatives, and chair Library-wide committees.

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

Christa E. Poparad, M.S.L.I.S.

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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

Subjects: Library Science