Tara Spies Smith

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Art & Design Librarian
Communication Studies Librarian

If I am offline please send me an email. Thanks!

Liaison Subject Areas:

I am a Reference/Instruction Librarian. I teach faculty requested library instruction classes or individually requested instruction sessions on how to use the best research resources for a certain subject or assignment. I also work at the reference desk helping patrons with their research needs. If you need help specifically with Art & Design research or Communication Studies research, I am the Librarian to contact.

As the Art & Design Librarian, I am the liaison to the School of Art & Design assisting with ordering art & design books for the library. I am also the Communication Studies Librarian and order library books for the Department of Communication Studies.

My background includes a BFA in Studio Art with a focus on fine art photography from Texas State University - San Marcos and a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas Austin. I recieved my MS in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin as well.