Welcome our Library Director, Dr. Rick L. Fought
Please help us welcome our Library Director, Dr. Rick L. Fought.
Here is the announcement from Dr. Gonzalez, Vice Chancellor of the Office of Academic, Faculty & Student Affairs:
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rick L. Fought as Director of the Health Sciences Library at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center effective January 3, 2017.
Rick served as Interim Director this past year and was the head of the Electronic and Collection Services department in the library for the five years prior. He was the Project Manager for the recent library renovation. As we looked for a leader to elevate the library’s impact on campus, it was evident that Dr. Fought was the leader we needed. His vision for the 21st century health science library will cement the library as the academic heart of our campus.
Rick earned his doctoral degree in education from the University of Memphis in 2016. His dissertation was on effective leadership in academic health sciences libraries in the United States. He obtained his masters in library and information science from the University of Oklahoma in 1996.
Lori S Gonzalez, PhD, Vice Chancellor
Office of Academic, Faculty & Student Affairs
University of Tennessee Health Science Center