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About the Libraries

Mission and Vision Statements, Strategic Plan, 2017-2022

Libraries Organization Charts (PDF File)


Steven Smith, Dean of Libraries

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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, 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.


David Atkins, Head of Branch Libraries and Collection Logistics

David Atkins oversees the Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, the George F. DeVine Music Library, as well as collection logistics for all libraries.

Other Administrative Personnel

Elizabeth Greene
Executive Director
Oversees business services, Dean’s office & human resources, & facilities.

Jason Wood
Budget Director

Tyler Schlandt
Facilities Project Manager

Erin K. Horeni-Ogle
Development Director

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.