May 30, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Libraries

Steven Escar Smith, Dean
Holly Mercer, Senior Associate Dean
Teresa Walker, Associate Dean

Atkins, D., MLIS – Wisconsin
Braquet, D., MSLS – Louisiana State
Mack, T., MSLS – Tennessee
Mercer, H., MLIS – South Carolina
Smith, S., MLn – South Carolina
Williamson, J., Phd – North Carolina
Wise, N., MSLS – Tennessee

Associate Professors
Baggett, M., MLIS – Louisiana State
Beals, J., MLS – Kent State
Berry, T., MSLS – Tennessee
Caldwell, C., MS – Tennessee
Caldwell, R., MLIS – Indiana
Durman, C., MS – Tennessee
Fernandez, P., MLIS – South Florida
Hristov, N., MSLS – Louisiana State
Li, J., MLIS – Western Ontario
March, G., MS – Tennessee
Mays, R., MS – Tennessee
Panigabutra-Roberts, A., MLIS – Wisconsin
Ratledge, D., MSLS – Tennessee
Royse, M., MSLS – North Carolina
Sharp, A., MLIS – Alabama
Shumar, A., MLIS – Pittsburgh
Viera, A., MLIS – California (Berkeley)
Walker, T., MS – Tennessee
Wallace, A., MLn – Washington

Assistant Professors
Allen, M., MSIS – Tennessee
Baxter, I., MLIS – Syracuse
Bedenbaugh, R., MLIS – South Carolina
Brannen, M., MS – Tennessee
Bronstad, K., MA – Wisconsin (Madison)
Dean, H., MSLS – Clarion
Eaker, C., MS – Tennessee
Gould, E., MSLS – North Carolina
Hale, M., MSIS – North Carolina
Milewski, S., MS – Tennessee
Powell, C., MLS – Maryland
Romans, L., MLIS – South Carolina
Ruffin, I., MLIS – North Carolina (Greensboro)
Sandelli, A., MS – North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Shepard, A., MLIS – Tennessee
Trott, L., MSIS – Tennessee

The University Libraries is everywhere you are. Research assistance is available by walk-in, e-mail, phone, chat and text, and by appointment with the librarian who specializes in your discipline. The UT Libraries holds 3.3 million print volumes but places a high priority on providing access to electronic resources. Visit to chat with a librarian, find books and electronic resources, watch a video tutorial about using the library, or connect with us on social media.

The John C. Hodges Library in the heart of campus houses the majority of the UT Libraries’ collections and many unique services. The technology-rich Commons, which comprises the entire second floor of Hodges Library, is a popular gathering place for students, for both studying and socializing. At the Commons, students can get walk-in research assistance, check out equipment such as laptops and cameras, work collaboratively in group study rooms, create videos or multimedia projects in the Studio, use a Practice Presentation Room, or visit the coffee shop and convenience store. The Scholars’ Collaborative offers expertise in data management, scholarly communications issues such as open-access publishing, Geographic Information Systems and other emerging forms of scholarship. A Graduate Student Commons on the first floor supports the unique needs of graduate students as they engage in writing, studying, and research. During the semester, the Hodges Library remains open 24 hours, five nights a week.

Two branch libraries offer specialized collections and services to their patrons: the Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library on the Ag Campus and the George F. DeVine Music Library in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. Other unique collections available to students include Special Collections (manuscripts and rare books) in Hodges Library and digitized collections of some of the library’s unique holdings at

The UT Libraries participates in the cultural life of the university, for instance hosting a Lunch and Learn discussion series on diversity and inclusion.