Adam N. Hess

Director of Landman Library, Library

LL 120 | Landman Library 1 (215) 572-2842 M|W|F 9:00am - 1:00pm, or by appointment

About Me

Adam has been at Arcadia since May 2014, where he has been managing Landman Library's print and electronic resources and developing Arcadia's institutional repository, ScholarWorks@Arcadia,. Additionally, Adam liaisons to the departments of Visual & Performing Arts and Media & Communication, teaches first-year seminars, university seminars and studio art courses, and is a co-chair on the Scholarly Communication Faculty Steering Committee and serves on the Faculty Senate Work and Welfare Committee.

Adam holds a Master in Fine Arts (Studio Arts | Photography) and a Master of Library and Information Science (Digital Libraries | Archives) from Louisiana State University, and received the Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship in 2011 from Yale University. Prior to coming to Arcadia University, Adam was the Digital Asset Manager for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York where he curated and provided access to the foundations digital archive of digital media. Adam also currently serves as the Membership Chair for the Arts Library Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) - New York chapter and the ARLIS/NA 2018 National Conference Committee.

Adam is also an exhibiting photographer, working primarily in black & white. See some of his work here.

Acton, Massachusetts

Education History

Muhlenberg College 2003

BA - Business Administration, Major in Small Business Management

Minor in Art

Louisiana State University 2008

Master of Fine Arts - Studio Art (MFA), Major in Studio Arts | Photography

Louisiana State University 2010

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Major in Archives | Digital Libraries


A Digital Asset Management Philosophy

Article, Part of the “Librarian Tips for DAM Managers” article series from DAM Guru Program.

The Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans: Vestiges of a Neighborhood

Research Paper, Master of Fine Arts thesis, Louisiana State University


2011-2012 Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship (Yale University)