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Department Head, Access Services
Phone: (919) 515-8263
Dozier, V., Enimil, S., & Fabiku, A. (2022). Critical analysis of ARL member institutions’ diversity statements. In C. Lee, B. Lym, T. Bryant, J. Cain, & K. Schlesinger (Eds.), Implementing excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion: A handbook for academic libraries. Chicago, Illinois: Association of Research Libraries.
Fabiku, A., & Tomcik, L. (2017). Enriching Your Wealth of Resources by Marketing Interlibrary Loan. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery Electronic Reserve, 26(3-5), 137–150. https://doi.org/10.1080/1072303x.2018.1465008
Shout-outs From My Colleagues
Shout-outs are kind words from Libraries staff to other Libraries staff for going out of their way to be extra awesome at their job.
This team planned a Discovery Retreat for 30+ Libraries staff members. The full-day event was engaging, fruitful, and fun. It was wonderful to discuss exciting new ideas with my colleagues. I appreciate the meticulous, thoughtful planning that went into making the retreat happen, and I look forward to the next chapter of Libraries innovation!
— Robin Davis
I consider myself very lucky to work with Adebola. From our first meeting in April 2021 to the present, Adebola has been a colleague who has positively impacted me and the way me and my team in C&RS think about our services, our collections, and how we communicate across the organization. She surfaces work that needs a new process, she brings incredibly valuable experience to complex questions and problems, and she makes us rethink how and why we we acquire and deliver collections the way we do. Plus she's a really kind human being who makes the tough days a little easier. I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with and learn from Adebola.
— Hilary Davis
Over the past few months the Libraries has hired a number of new colleagues and throughout the organization we're helping them to get oriented. As part of the onboarding process in Access Services, Adebola created a thoughtful "buddy" system that pairs a new colleague with another departmental colleague with the goal of providing structured support for the new person. She shared this buddy system with some other interested managers and we've adapted it for new colleagues in Research Engagement. From the buddy system it's clear that Adebola has put a lot of thought into how to help build connection for new colleagues. The buddy process gives some structure for the new person who has a designated colleague they can turn to for questions, advice, and support. Thanks for sharing the "buddy" approach, Adebola!
— Kim Duckett