In Fall 2020 The Friends of the Library began a partnership to fund the ongoing efforts of the library's Outreach Committee by piloting an annual donation program. These funds will be used to support their programming and other outreach activities. After a review of the first year, the Friends will decide on the continuation of this program, with the hopes that it becomes an ongoing and sustainable collaboration.
The purpose of the library outreach committee is to foster engagement between the Adams Library, undergraduate students, and the RIC community at large. The committee plans and publicizes library programs and events, manages library social media, and coordinates library exhibits. The committee makes an effort to keep records of its activities.