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LibrariesInformation Is Our GameResearch Collections: Molly Royse
Molly Royse
Molly Royse
Head of Research Collections
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Phone: 865-974-3652

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As head of Research Collections, Molly Royse oversees the selection, collection development, and management of the Libraries’ collections. She determines fund allocations and monitors expenditures for all collections budgets.

With Molly’s guidance, subject librarians work closely with representatives from each academic department to develop library collections that best meet the curricular and research needs of faculty and students. Under her direction, librarians conduct collection analysis and evaluate titles to be added or removed from the collection.

Molly directs the Libraries’ approval plans, vendor relationships, database trials, and patron driven acquisitions.

Molly holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Samford University, and a master’s in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.