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About the Libraries

Mission and Vision Statements, Strategic Plan, 2017-2022

Libraries Organizational Chart 2019 (PDF Version)

Steven Smith, Dean of Libraries


The Dean of Libraries directs the John C. Hodges Library and two 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.

Holly Mercer, Senior Associate Dean

Holly MercerHolly Mercer oversees acquisitions and continuing resources, assessment programs, cataloging, collection logistics, digital initiatives, enterprise systems, the Scholar’s Collaborative, and technology infrastructure.

Teresa Walker, Associate Dean

Teresa WalkerTeresa Walker directs the liaison program, teaching and learning programs, the Learning Commons, community learning services and diversity programs, and marketing and communications, and the branch libraries (the Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library and the George F. DeVine Music Library). 

Other Administrative Personnel

Brian Broyles, Senior Director of Development


Elizabeth Greene, Executive Director

Elizabeth Greene oversees business services, the Dean’s office & human resources, & facilities.

Jason Wood
Budget Director

Tyler Schlandt
Facilities Project Manager

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