I am the Director of Libraries. It is my goal to assure that the students and faculty have
the resources they need to fulfill their research and personal interest
needs. Our program is designed to
help our students develop the information literacy skills they need to thrive
in the global environment.
I am from Pascagoula, Mississippi and received my
undergraduate degree from Mississippi University for Women. I have a Master’s degree in Library and
Information Science from the University of Memphis. About ten years after receiving that degree the whole world
of librarianship changed and when the University of Tennessee began offering an
online degree program I jumped on the opportunity to work on my second Masters
Degree in Library and Information Science so I would be better prepared to
guide a 21st century library program.
I come from a family of librarians, my Mother-in-Law was a
librarian, and my sister, sister-in law, and husband are also librarians. My step-daughter has just received her
degree in Library and Information Science and has become a school librarian
also. I have a son who is an
entrepeneur with a thriving cloud computing company, a daughter who is a very
talented journalist, and another step-daughter who is a sculptor in San Francisco.
I am into fitness and when I am not at St. Mary’s or home
you will find me at the Inside Out Gym in midtown where I am a spinning
instructor. I also have a great
interest in nutrition and will probably become a personal trainer when I
I love spending time near any body of water, working in my
yard and of course reading.