Linda L. Phillips is Professor Emerita of the University of Tennessee Libraries. She
retired from the university on August 31, 2011 after a 41-year career in academic
libraries. Interim Dean of Libraries for the 2010-11 academic year, Phillips came to UTK
in 1977 from The Ohio State University where she held positions as cataloger and head of
the Agricultural Technical Institute Library. At UTK Phillips headed the Undergraduate
Library Reference Department which merged with main library services in 1987 with the
opening of a remodeled John C. Hodges Library. Subsequently she lead Science and
Technology Services, Cooperative Information Services, Networked Services, and Collection
Development, with accomplishments in statewide resource-sharing and expansion of the
university's digital collections. In 2008 Phillips became the first head of
Scholarly Communication, advocating for open access and raising awareness about scholarly
publishing issues. She founded Newfound Press (, the
library's digital peer-reviewed scholarly imprint, and led campus planning and
implementation of Trace, UT's digital showcase and archive. During 2009-2010 she
co-chaired the campus Scholarly Communication Committee and led the library's
Virtual Library Steering Committee. Phillips was named Alumni Distinguished Service
Professor in 1992. She taught collection development for the university's School of
Information Sciences, and published in the areas of digital access to scholarly
information and collaborative collection development. Phillips chaired the ALCTS
Collection Management & Development Section in 2006-2007, served on the Library
Resources and Technical Services editorial board from 2002-2006, and on the ARL/ACRL
Institute for Scholarly Communication Selection Committee from 2005-2007, chairing the
Committee in 2006. She holds the AB degree in English from West Virginia University and
the MLS from Rutgers University. 



Universities Should Rethink the Publishing Model, The Chronicle of Higher Education (2012)

In response to Chronicle of Higher Education article ("Documents Show U. of Missouri Press Suffered...



Newfound Press: The digital imprint of the University of Tennessee Libraries, First Monday (2007)

The University of Tennessee Libraries launched its digital imprint, Newfound Press, in 2005 to develop...


Contributions to Books


Coming Home: Scholarly Publishing Returns to the University, Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society (2010)

For more than two decades visionary university administrators and librarians have urged the scholarly community...


Poster Sessions


Walking the Walk: A Path to Support Open Access Publishing [Poster] (with Donna Braquet), American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, July 11, 2009 (2009)

Scholarly communication is the lifeblood of universities. Threats to the free flow of research and...




University Libraries, 2012-2014: Transformation, Visibility, Innovation, University of Tennessee Libraries (2011)

This presentation summarizes strategic directions of the University of Tennessee Libraries for 2012-2014. As all...



Take 10 for Trace (with Margaret Casado), Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures Department, University of Tennessee (2010)

These slides accompanied a ten-minute presentation introducing faculty to the capabilities of the campus digital...



Introduction to SelectedWorks: Training Slides, University of Tennessee Libraries (2010)

This is a set of slides used for orientation to SelectedWorks with the University of...



The University of Tennessee Libraries Newfound Press Scholarly Publishing Demonstration, The Library As Publisher: Increasing Library Relevance through Institutional Repository Services, a program sponsored by the Berkeley Electronic Press at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association, Boston, MA, January 17, 2010. (2010)

Launched in 2005, the University of Tennessee Newfound Press demonstrates open access; ensures quality through...



Selector as Entrepreneur (Panel presentation for New Selectors and Selecting in New Subjects: Meeting the Challenges), ALCTS CMDS RUSA CODES Program at the 2009 Annual Conference of the American Library Association (2009)

Collection building in the digital age aims to create a collection of "freely accessible, integrated,...


Conference Papers


Metadata Plus: How Libraries Assure Discovery of Locally Created Content (with Melanie Feltner-Reichert and Marie Garrett), Association of College and Research Libraries, March 12-15, 2009 (2009)

This presentation offers a simple illustration of the ways html code, metadata tagging and other...