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Please be aware of the following:

  • As a thank you for presenting for no charge, each speaker in this series will get contact information of all who are present for their talk so they may stay in touch.

  • The recording of each speaker will only be shared with that speaker for their own use.

  • A “key takeaway” from each recording will be captured and put in the Charmm’d Directory for your future reference so mark your calendar and plan to attend live.

  • If you are a current community partner involved in our services and are not yet part of our directory, join today! If you are not currently involved in our services, contact us to get involved and be a part of the directory!

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Steven M. Adams is the Librarian for Graduate and Postdoctoral Initiatives at Northwestern University. In this position, he coordinates outreach to graduate students and manages collection development, instruction, outreach, and reference to several biological and behavioral sciences departments. He has an additional appointment as the Faculty Mentor for Northwestern’s 7th class of Posse Scholars. Before coming to Northwestern, Steven served as Princeton University’s Biological and Life Sciences Librarian and Psychology Librarian. Steven received his B.A in Biology and his M.L.S. from Clark Atlanta University.


Steven is currently the Board Chair of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, which provides support to Chicago-area institutions with archival collections related to African-American culture and history. Steven’s current research and workshop design projects explore curiosity an essential trait of effective leaders.


As an experienced speaker and workshop facilitator, he creates dynamic learning experiences that spark introspection and nurture group cohesion.

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Leading with Curiosity
Steven Adams
November 6, 2024

  • Understand why curiosity is a key trait for effective leaders. 

  • Learn several definitions of curiosity which can enhance their effectiveness as leaders. 

  • Obtain strategies for building positive work cultures by encouraging strategic inquiry.

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