Apr 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate 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., MLIS — 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 (lib.utk.edu/askusnow) is available by walk-in, e-mail, phone, chat and text, and by appointment with the librarian who specializes in your discipline (lib.utk.edu/librarians). The UT libraries provides access to over 3.7 million titles, including print and electronic books, journals, 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 library.utk.edu 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. 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 lib.utk.edu/spaces. Visit lib.utk.edu/hours 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 digital.lib.utk.edu.

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