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    Dec 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Libraries

Steven Escar Smith, Dean
Holly Mercer, Senior Associate Dean
Teresa Walker, Associate Dean
Jennifer Benedetto Beals, Assistant Dean
Elizabeth Greene, Assistant Dean

Braquet, D., MSLS – Louisiana State
Fletcher, J., PhD – North Carolina
Mack, T., MSLS – Tennessee
Mercer, H., MLIS – South Carolina
Smith, S., MLn – South Carolina
Walker, T., MS – Tennessee

Associate Professors
Baggett, M., MLIS – Louisiana State
Beals, J., MLS – Kent State
Bedenbaugh, R., MLIS – South Carolina
Berry, T., MSLS – Tennessee
Brannen, M., MS – Tennessee
Bronstad, K., MA – Wisconsin (Madison)
Caldwell, C., MS – Tennessee
Caldwell, R., MLIS – Indiana
Durman, C., MS – Tennessee
Eaker, C., MS – Tennessee
Fernandez, P., MLIS – South Florida
Hristov, N., MSLS – Louisiana State
Li, J., PhD – Tennessee
March, G., MS – Tennessee
Milewski, S., MS – Tennessee
Panigabutra-Roberts, A., MLIS – Wisconsin
Ratledge, D., MSLS – Tennessee
Romans, L., MLIS – South Carolina
Royse, M., MSLS – North Carolina
Sandelli, A., MS – North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Sharp, A., MLIS – Alabama
Shumar, A., MLIS – Pittsburgh
Trott, L., MSIS – Tennessee

Assistant Professors

Albro, M., MLIS – South Carolina
Brooks, K., MSIS - Tennessee
Cobb, N., MSIS – Tennessee
Davis, L., MLIS — South Carolina
Destine, S., MLIS – Maryland
Dixson, M., MSIS – Tennessee
Dosch, B., MSIS – Tennessee
Gould, E., MSLS – North Carolina
Hale, M., MSIS – North Carolina
Mezick, J., MSIS – Tennessee
Ortiz Baco, J., PhD – Texas
Shepas, K., MSIS – Tennessee
Therrell, G., MLIS – Denver
Tillotson, C., MLS – Oklahoma
Urquieta Cortes, C., MSIS – Tennessee
Whalon, P., MSIS – Tennessee
Whitaker, E., MSIS – Tennessee

Becker, L., MLIS — Simmons

The library 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 3.6 million print volumes and provides access to a vast collection of electronic journals, books, and media. Even when you are not on campus or at the library, we are available to answer questions and help you find the resources you need. 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. In the Commons, on the second floor of Hodges Library, students can get help with research, writing, and academic support, as well as access to technology. Students may check out equipment such as laptops and cameras, use group study rooms, attend online classes, create videos or multimedia projects in the Studio, use a Practice Presentation Room, or visit the coffee shop and convenience store. Explore the University Libraries’ outstanding spaces at Visit for the hours of library branches. departments, and online support.

Two branch libraries offer specialized collections, spaces, and services: the Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library on the Agriculture 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 online digitized collections of some of the library’s unique holdings at

The UT Libraries creates community with its inviting spaces and through hosting events such as the Lunch and Learn series on diversity and inclusion. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube (@utklibraries) to learn about library events, services, and resources.