Jun 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate 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, Associate Dean




Braquet, D., MSLS – Louisiana State
Fernandez, P., MLIS – South Florida
Fletcher, J., PhD – North Carolina
Hristov, N., MSLS – Louisiana State
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., PhD – Texas A&M
Brannen, M., MS – Tennessee
Bronstad, K., MA – Wisconsin (Madison)
Dixson, M., MSIS – Tennessee
Durman, C., MS – Tennessee
Gould, E., MSLS – North Carolina
Hale, M., MSIS – North Carolina
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
Anderson, S., MLIS – Maryland
Becker, L., MSLIS – Simmons
Brooks, K., MSIS – Tennessee
Cobb, N., MSIS – Tennessee
Cope, L., MSIS – Tennessee
Davis, L., MLIS – South Carolina
Dosch, B., MSIS – Tennessee
Gavel, S., MSIS – Tennessee
Homolka, E., MLIS – British Columbia
Johnson, S., MSIS – Tennessee
Mezick, J., MSIS – Tennessee
Ortiz Baco, J., PhD – Texas
Therrell, G., MLIS – Denver
Tillotson, C., MLS – Oklahoma
Whalon, P., MSIS – Tennessee
Whitaker, E., MSIS – Tennessee
Wood, M., MSIS – Tennessee


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 provides access to over 3.7 million titles, including print and electronic books, journals, and media. Visit the library website to chat with a librarian, find books and electronic resources, or watch a video tutorial about using the library.

The John C. Hodges Library in the heart of campus houses the majority of the UT Libraries’ collections and many unique services. A Graduate Commons on the first floor supports the unique needs of graduate students as they engage in writing, studying, and research. The technology-rich Commons on the second floor of Hodges Library is a popular gathering place for students, for both studying and socializing. In the Commons, students can 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. Data and Digital Scholarship Services offers expertise in data management, scholarly communications issues such as open-access publishing, Geographic Information Systems and other emerging forms of scholarship.

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 the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives (manuscripts and rare books) in Hodges Library and digitized collections of some of the library’s unique holdings.

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