David Adams, Associate Professor and a member of the Library Science faculty at Missouri State University for the past 24 years, plans to retire on May 1, 2022. However, using accrued vacation, he plans to take off most of the month of April.
David came to MSU in November 1997, when Karen Horny was Dean of Library Services, to serve as Head of the Library Systems Department. He was a major contributor in the successful migration from the NOTIS online catalog system to the MOBIUS consortial system and collaborative environment, particularly the SWAN cluster.
David earned a BS degree in Electronic Engineering Technology the West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1987. His masters degree in Library and Information Science was earned at the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1991 where he was the first recipient of the Data Research Associates Library Science Fellowship. After graduating from Mizzou he worked at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton Virginia for six years, primarily as a Technical Information Specialist at the Center’s library. In the summer of 2002 he was awarded tenure here at MSU. On July 1, 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
In recent years David has been instrumental in several major library initiatives, including the design, launch, and growth of BearWorks, MSU’s institutional repository, and the organization, description, and curation of the massive, world-class collection of military patches and insignia donated to MSU by Pete and Sara Morgan.
Per David’s request, no retirement reception will be held.
Congratulations, David. Best wishes to you in your retirement years.