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Dr. Ford Dr. Sylverna Ford, Dean of University Libraries
Phone: (901) 678-2201
Office: McWherter Library: RM 203A

Responsibilities: Provides leadership and vision for the centralized system of libraries that serves the information needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the University and the residents of the region. The dean has administrative responsibility for planning, budgeting, and decision making in support of the programs and services of the University Libraries. She represents the University Libraries on campus, in the community, and on the state and national levels.

Research Interests:Library cooperation, organizational effectiveness, organizational change, program assessment.

Huggins Annelle R. Huggins, Associate Dean of University Libraries
Associate Professor
Phone: (901) 678-4482
Office: McWherter Library: RM 203B

Responsibilities: Assists Dean of University Libraries in planning, management, and organization.

Research Interests:Tenure/Promotion Guidelines with academic libraries. Professional organization governance. Resource sharing.

Jill Green Jill Green, Administrative Associate
Phone: (901) 678-8219
Office: McWherter Library: RM 203H

Responsibilities: Provides administrative support to the Dean of University Libraries.

Jackson T.J. Jackson, Mail Clerk
Phone: (901) 678-5436
Office: McWherter Library: RM 126B

Responsibilities: Oversees University Libraries shipping, receiving, deliveries, and mail services.

Shanika Jones Shanika Jones, Business Officer II
Phone: (901) 678-2209
Office: McWherter Library: RM 203E

Responsibilities: Oversees the overall budget of the University Libraries as well as specific project related budgets.

Betsy Park Betsy Park, Assistant to the Dean for Organization Development & Assessment
Phone: (901) 678-8214
Office: McWherter Library: RM 124

Responsibilities: Assists Dean in matters related to organizational development and library assessment.

Research Interests: Tenure and promotion; faculty status for librarians; publications by academic librarians; cooking.

Nancy Massey, Personnel Associate
Phone: (901) 678-4484
Office: McWherter Library: RM 203G

Responsibilities: Provides leadership in personnel matters for the University Libraries.

Schnabel Jennifer Schnabel, Assistant to the Dean for Community Engagement
Assistant Professor
Phone: (901) 678-8210
Office: McWherter Library: RM 123

Responsibilities: Plans programs and coordinates projects to advance the outreach efforts of the Dean of University Libraries. Serves as the Libraries’ liaison to the Friends of the University Libraries and the marketing and development offices.

Research Interests: : Using special collections to educate and engage on and off-campus communities; facilitating student, faculty and community access to library resources; partnering with local organizations and institutions to create diverse programming inspired by library collections.

James Singleton, Coordinator of Building Management
Phone: (901) 678-8202
Office: McWherter Library: RM 206

Responsibilities: Supervises the physical maintenance of the McWherter Library building.

Anna Swearengen Anna Swearengen, Community Outreach Associate
Phone: (901) 678-2744
Office: McWherter Library: RM 203F

Responsibilities: Provides administrative assistance to the Friends of the University Libraries, the Associate Dean of University Libraries, the Assistant to the Dean for Community Engagement, and the Administration Office.

Meg Zapletal Buchanan Meg Buchanan, Departmental Support Associate
Phone: (901) 678-4310
Office: McWherter Library: RM 207

Responsibilities: Provides administrative assistance to the various Department Heads and the Administration Office.

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