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 administrative services and facilities, community and diversity programs, and Hodges public service operations.
Holly Mercer, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communication
Holly Mercer oversees collections, technology, and digital scholarship initiatives.
Teresa Walker, Associate Dean for Learning, Research, and Engagement
Teresa Walker oversees the liaison program, learning and engagement programs, and research services.
Other Administrative Personnel
Robin A. Bedenbaugh
Coordinator of Library Marketing and Communication
Manager, Administration Office and Human Resources
Erin K. Horeni-Ogle
Business Services Director