Kathy Hipps, MSIS, Library Director

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 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, then to Library Director in 2015.

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.

Lelia Dykes, MSIS, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Office: Library 220 Phone Ext. 5148

Born in Alabama and moving to Tennessee with her family in 2003, 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 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 enjoys the occasional book, 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.

Jennine Goodart-Lovette, MLIS, Distance Learning Librarian / Library Webmaster

Office: Library 262 Phone Ext. 5801

Jennine was raised in the Chicago suburbs.  She began working in her local public library in high school.  During college, she worked in her academic library and that is where her love of libraries began. She has worked at ETSU, King University and most recently American National University.  Jennine has a BA in History from Barat College, Lake Forest, IL. A Master in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and is currently working on a Masters in Instructional Design and Technology from Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN.

Jennine moved to Tennessee in 2005.  She currently lives in Elizabethton with her husband, son, and two cats (Gilbert and Berkley).  She enjoys knitting, woodworking, photography, and travel.