Steven Smith, Dean of Libraries
The Dean of Libraries directs the John C. Hodges Library and three branch libraries on the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system, administering an annual budget of more than $20 million. Steve Smith serves as the UT Libraries’ representative to the prestigious Association of Research Libraries as well as the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries, the state entity that oversees library services that benefit all Tennesseans.
Rita Smith, Executive Associate Dean
Rita Smith oversees library facilities; assessment; community learning services and diversity; marketing and communication; the Dean’s office; personnel; business services; and Hodges public services.
Sandy Leach, Associate Dean for Collections
Sandra Leach heads discovery and technical services; licensing, electronic resources, and serials; research collections; and branches and collection logistics.
Holly Mercer, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communication
Holly Mercer oversees digital initiatives; research and grants; data curation; and digital publishing and production.
Teresa Walker, Associate Dean for Learning, Research, and Engagement
Teresa Walker oversees instruction, student success, and liaison services.
Other Administrative Personnel
Robin A. Bedenbaugh
Coordinator of Library Marketing and Communication
Manager, Administration Office
Erin K. Horeni-Ogle
Business Services Director