The UT Libraries is featured prominently in the February 2007 issue of American Libraries, the premier publication about libraries in the United States, published by the American Library Association. The article, “Each One, Teach One: Staff Exchanges in Historically Black Schools,” explores a professional exchange program between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the Association of Southern Research Libraries (ASERL). The program was funded by a $20,000 grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
UT Libraries was one of five libraries chosen by ASERL to participate in the exchange program. UT was chosen due to its expertise in digital libraries, collection management and institutional repositories.
UT librarians Barbara Dewey, dean of libraries; Jill Keally, interim associate dean; and Linda Phillips, head of collection development and management, are interviewed in the article. Evelyn Council, associate director for collection development at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, discusses her experiences at UT as part of the exchange.