About Linda L. Phillips
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 (www.newfoundpress.utk.edu), 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.
Linda L. Phillips
University of Tennessee Libraries
Contributions to Books (1)
Contribution to Book
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 to recognize the value of ...
Poster Sessions (1)
Walking the Walk: A Path to Support Open Access Publishing ...
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 ideas continue to jeopardize the ...
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 peer review; encourages innovative approaches ...
Selector as Entrepreneur (Panel presentation for New Selectors and Selecting ...
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, and comprehensive record of serious ...
Conference Papers (1)
Metadata Plus: How Libraries Assure Discovery of Locally Created Content
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 strategies enable content discovery. It ...