Teresa L. Knott

Interim Dean, Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University

Teresa L. Knott

Teresa L. Knott

Interim Dean, Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University

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As Director of Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Knott serves as VCU Libraries’ leader on the MCV Campus. She works to forge and continuously strengthen relationships with academic leaders and researchers in the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, along with the College of Health Professions and with clinical care leadership from VCU Health to ensure that library resources and librarian expertise constantly evolve and improve to meet the needs of education, clinical care and research best practices.

During her tenure, Tompkins-McCaw has dramatically expanded services and staffing and improved study spaces in response to the growing needs of students and practitioners on the health sciences campus.

Before joining the VCU faculty in 2009, she served as Deputy Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland and was Associate Director and Faculty Associate at Delia-Montes Gallo Library of the Health Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. At Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, she also served as a reference librarian.

Distinguished among health sciences librarians, Knott is an active contributor in professional circles. In 2016-17, she served as president of the Medical Library Association, which represents more than 3,000 health sciences information professional members and partners around the world. And, for 2017-18, she served as a mentor in the Leadership Fellows Program, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. Other honors include:

* Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member 1991- present
* NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellow, 2005-2006
* South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association Distinguished Service Award, 2004
* Medical Informatics MBL/NLM Course Fellow, 2003.

M.S. in Library Science, the University of Oklahoma
M.S. in Public Administration, the University of Texas-El Paso
Undergraduate degree, the University of New Mexico.

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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, is a high-ranking research university that offers comprehensive academics in the liberal and fine arts, sciences and professional fields. VCU’s campus life is also comprehensive and offers many opportunities. Virginia Commonwealth University has more than 10 distinctive schools that award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Students may earn undergraduate degrees in such fields as: * African American Studies * Art Education * Bioinformatics * Business * Film and Photography * Nursing * Religious Studies Virginia Commonwealth’s diverse graduate programs include: * Clinical Psychology * Creative Writing * Engineering * Physical Therapy * Social Work * Theatre Virginia Commonwealth has consistently received high rankings. U.S. News and World Report rated it as a Tier 1 University and ranked the School of the Arts as one of the best nationally. Other programs that have received high rankings are business and education. Student life activities also abound and include more than 200 organizations, several student publications and a student radio station. VCU also hosts one of the nation’s largest university film festivals.

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