Office: Library 233, Phone Ext. 5260
A professional librarian and historian since 1966, Myron J. “Jack” Smith, Jr., Professor of Library Science and History, came to Tusculum College in 1990 after a 15-year tenure as Library Director and Professor of Library Science and History at Salem College (now Salem-International University) in West Virginia. Active in his profession, the director, with his small dedicated staff, works diligently to improve library resource and access opportunities for the Tusculum community. A major component of this approach centers on cooperation, collaboration, and electronic access for TC with a variety of other local libraries, most notably the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library, Walters State Community College, East Tennessee State, UTK, and the libraries of the Appalachian College Association.
Prof. Smith is also a producer of information resources and histories on a variety of subjects, particularly the American Civil War. The author of 86 volumes of bibliography and history, Smith has been the recipient of a variety of honors and awards for his work. In 1993, he received the Nelson Ross Award from the Professional Football Writers Association. In 1994, he joined with Dr. Donal J. Sexton to prepare Glimpses of Tusculum: A Pictorial History of Tusculum College, which was followed several years later by his profile in Tusculumnus of the U.S.S. Wyalusing, the Civil War gunboat for which the college bell was originally cast. Smith remains the only American to have received the Richard Franck Preis for historical bibliography from the German government. The Library Director and his wife Dennie reside north of Greeneville on a small farm with 12 cats. Prof. Smith can be reached at Tusculum College, Bx. 5005, Greeneville, TN., 37743, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: Library 228, Phone Ext. 5123
Kathy Hipps, was promoted to Assistant Library Director/Chief Instruction Librarian in October 2013. Mrs. Hipps began her library career at Tusculum College in October 2002, when she was hired as Coordinator of Special Projects after being employed in local industry. Previously, she had worked for several years as the Competency Center manager at Tusculum. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management through the Tusculum College Professional Studies program in 1995 and her Master of Science in Information Science from University of Tennessee in 2007. In the fall of 2007, she was promoted to Information Literacy Librarian/Assistant Cataloger.
A native of Greene County, Mrs. Hipps is a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church. Her favorite activities include spending time with her husband, son and 3 grandchildren, Ray, Dakota and Crystal. Her family resides on a small farm in the Greystone community with their many animals.
Office: Library 230, Phone Ext. 5801
An East Tennessee native, Crystal Johnson holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she dual majored in English and Theatre. She completed a Master’s of Science in information science from UT’s School of Information Science in 2013, with an emphasis in library technology and a program of library internship at ETSU. She is an avid reader and movie buff. Almost as much as reading, Crystal loves to write and has recently published her first article in “Tennessee Libraries.” She also enjoys sewing, jewelry-making, and crafting.
Office: Library 226, Phone Ext. 5124
Mr. Tunstall came to Tusculum in 1981. He holds an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Tennessee and a BA in Sociology from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Charles provides reference assistance and processes interlibrary loan requests and works the front desk as needed. You will also find him providing library orientations sessions for new students in the Residential program. In addition to his duties in the library, Mr. Tunstall has taught Public Speaking and Guitar on an adjunct basis for the College.
He enjoys music, especially arranging sacred and gospel music for guitar. You can view one of his guitar performances on the Digital Media program’s YouTube Channel. Other interests include music (most all types), photography, writing (Mr. Tunstall has had several stories published), and antique automobiles. His wife’s name is Susan, and they have two daughters and five grandchildren. They make their home with their dog Sierra and cat Gracie.
Office: Library 220 Phone Ext. 5262
Carolyn Parker has been an invaluable member of the library staff since 1984. A native of Greene County, she worked for several years with the family agricultural business which picked up and transported raw milk from local area dairy farms to Knoxville to be pasteurized. In 1982 she was the first person to become a member of the Tusculum College Library Volunteers organized by then Library Director, Cleo Treadway and coordinated by Ms. Judy Rhea. Soon after, she was hired and became a library assistant in February 1984.
In 1990 she became Coordinator of Technical Services. She is responsible for making new materials added to the Garland library collection shelf ready for circulation. Occasionally you will see her smiling face at the front desk providing reference assistance.
An avid reader and local history buff, Ms. Parker can also often be found during the summer at the local baseball park cheering on the Greeneville Astros. Her favorite movies are Gone with the Wind and The Sound of Music. She is a cat lover and adopted a beautiful shaded silver Persian named Jasmine who had won many awards in cat shows. Jasmine lived to be 15 years old and sadly, passed away in 2005. Ms. Parker has since adopted a lively little toy poodle named CJ. Ms. Parker enjoys spending time with her sisters and extended family and attending museums and area musical and cultural events.
Office: Library 220 Phone Ext. 5320
Born in Alabama and moving to Tennessee with her family in 2002, Lelia has always loved books and the atmosphere that a library held. After graduating from Chuckey-Doak High School she enrolled in Tusculum College and was eligible for the Work-study Program, in which she promptly applied for a position in the Thomas J. Garland Library. During all four years of her college career she worked for the Garland Library and grew well acquainted with the staff members there.
Shortly after graduating from Tusculum College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English: Literature Concentrate, she acquired a part-time job in downtown Greeneville, TN at the Greeneville/ Greene County Public Library and remained there for approximately one year. In October of 2013, Lelia was asked by the staff of the Thomas J. Garland Library to return to campus as a full time employee and she gladly accepted. Lelia plans on continuing her education by pursuing a Masters in Information Science from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She also enjoys the occasional book and drawing, knitting and crocheting. She has even begun to incorporate her creativity in the Garland Library by adding decorations to help the building be more inviting and friendly.
Office: Knoxville Regional Center, Phone Ext. 5016
Mary Halliburton joined the library staff in 2002 as the Library Administrator for the new branch library at the Knoxville Regional Center. She has a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Tennessee and was a school library media specialist prior to joining Tusculum.
Office: Knoxville Regional Center, Phone Ext. 5015
Office: Knoxville Regional Center, Phone Ext. 5036