As the Director of the Divinity Library at Vanderbilt University’s Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, I oversee one of nine campus libraries, working closely with our staff of seven, as well as with the administration, faculty, and students of the Vanderbilt Divinity School. In addition to participating in shared governance on curricular and institutional planning matters for the Divinity School, I also serve as a co-instructor of record for a course for students completing their Masters of Theological Studies theses. As part of the Heard Libraries’ leadership team, I work with colleagues to articulate strategic principles and priorities, and develop library-wide policies.

My research interests include tracking historiographical trends in American religious history, institutional production of knowledge and disciplinarity, methods in digital humanities, disciplinary information literacy, strategic planning and mission alignment, and exploring how digital humanities and academic librarianship can be usefully conjoined. | @bobbylsmiley