Danette Cook Adamson, who served as a librarian on campus for more than three decades, died June 7. She was 65.
Cook Adamson was hired in September 1979 and retired in December 2013. She worked as both a music librarian and a special collections librarian, where she oversaw the expansion of projects such as Southern California Wine and Wine Industry Collections and collections connected with Cal Poly Pomona’s roots. She also helped to coordinate the Golden Leaves Awards, a ceremony to recognize Cal Poly Pomona authors.
“Danette was a wonderful, loving human being. During her 34 years at the library, she served as a cataloger, our first webmaster, music librarian and our first special collections librarian and university archivist,” said Emma Gibson, interim library dean. “She excelled in all of these areas and was actively involved in numerous library and campus committees. She was loved, and she will be missed.”
Cook Adamson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music from Biola University in 1976. She earned a master’s in library science in 1977 from USC, according to her LinkedIn page.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Eric Adamson, and her daughter Alyssa Adamson.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 19 at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road in Whittier. A viewing is at 1 p.m., followed by the service at 2:30 p.m. and dinner at Rose Hills at 5 p.m.