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Strategy, Planning, Budget

Message from the Dean

Welcome to ETSU’s Charles C. Sherrod Library. The Sherrod Library is the academic heart of our university, providing collections, services, and facilities to support ETSU’s mission of teaching, research, and service. Every year, over 550,000 visitors come to Sherrod Library to read, study, connect, and collaborate. Even more visitors use on online services and collections.  

Whether in the building or online, the ETSU community takes advantage of Sherrod’s outstanding resources, including 40,000 journals and over 858,000 books, in both print & electronic formats, and the largest student computer lab on campus. To ensure student success, Sherrod librarians and staff provide services in person and online. Sherrod provides places, spaces, and technology that enhances the lives of ETSU’s students and faculty while fostering creativity, innovation, and community.   

Along with the 30 librarians and staff who serve as Sherrod’s foundation, over fifty other ETSU colleagues work in the Sherrod Library. Information Technology’s Help Desk, the Writing/Tutoring Center, the Testing Center, the Archives of Appalachia, Center for Teaching Excellence are but a few of the student and faculty support services that also call Sherrod home. 

The Sherrod Library is a leader among academic libraries in Tennessee in student peer mentoring, open and affordable instructional materials, and online systems and services. Sherrod librarians also leaders in their in their fields such as trauma-informed librarianship, graduate student librarianship, and Open Education Resources.  

There is always room to grow. Sherrod is reimagining outreach across our campus community, cultivating collaborations with academic departments, and starting a major strategic space planning initiative…all to find new ways to lead and new ways to serve.  

If we at Sherrod Library can be of service, please do let us know. 

Be well and keep reading.  

David P. Atkins
Dean of University Libraries