About the Music Library
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George F. Devine: Our Name and How We Got Here


The Music Library is the primary source for music and music literature in the UTK Libraries. It provides resources and information services to support the University’s programs in music and music education, as well as serving music reference and research needs for the University and local community.


The library maintains a comprehensive music collection of over 56,000 items, including scores, books, microfilm, sound and video recordings, CD-ROMs, and Internet access to resources beyond our walls.

Staff and Faculty

Nathalie Hristov

Associate Professor & Music Librarian for Tech Services

Nathalie works as the professional cataloger for music. She is responsible for overseeing all activities related to the cataloging and processing of music materials. She also provides collection development, reference, and bibliographic instructional services for the School of Music faculty and students. Contact Nathalie for consultation for your music research needs.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Nathalie holds a Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance and a Masters in Library and Information Science from LSU. Among her favorite activities are playing chamber music with friends, reading, swimming, and hiking. These days, her family occupies most of her free time.

Chris Durman
Chris Durman

Associate Professor & Coordinator, George F. DeVine Music Library

Chris is responsible for public services in the Music Library. He supervises the staff, offers help on the reference desk, provides instruction, and works to build the Music Library collection. Call on Chris for consultation for your music research needs.

Chris holds a Master of Science in Information Science from the University of Tennessee. He also gardens a little, and nurtures an abiding interest in various forms of American folk and popular music. He, his wife (Candice), and their son (Will) make their home in Jefferson City.

Reese Julian

Library Supervisor (Daytime)

Reese is the Daytime Supervisor of the Music Library. Among his many duties, he manages circulation activities, coordinates the reserve operation, assists with reference queries, and hires, trains, and supervises student library assistants.

Reese is currently working on his Master of Science in Information Science from the University of Tennessee. He has worked at a number of academic libraries and has an interest in public services and electronic resources. He also enjoys reading, running, and hiking.

Vacant Position(s)

(Vacant), Library Supervisor (Sundays and Evenings).

The person in this position serves as the evening and Sunday supervisor of the Music Library. This position is primarily responsible for maintaining the library’s computers, the Music Library website, and providing evening/Sunday reference and circulation services. Other responsibilities also include technical processing for the branch library.

Student Library Assistants

We are proud of the student library assistants who staff our circulation desk. Through the years many of them have been recognized library-wide for their outstanding service to the Libraries.

Student Library Assistants

  • Drew Borecky
  • Angela Lois
  • Natalie Stacy
  • Susanna Lowy
  • Peter Trigiani
  • Hannah Irwin
  • Will Eakin

Graduate Student Library Assistant

None Currently

SLA Award of Excellence Winners

  • Will Eakin, 2019
  • Megan Whiteman, 2016
  • Taylor Kress, 2015
  • Marquis McGee and Inna Karsheva, 2014
  • Nick Gulick, 2009
  • Rosann Wilson, 2007
  • Jeannine Souder, 2006
  • Rebekah Smeltzer, 2005
  • Tiffany Wild, 2004
  • Marshunda Smith, 2002
  • Lora Brown, 1999
  • Laurie Lee, 1998
  • Lorri Keeling, 1997
  • Luke Batson, 1996
  • Eric White and Marcus Green
  • 1995; Ed Richardson, 1994

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