BETTINA WARKENTIN

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bwarkentin@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1374
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B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S., University of Memphis
M.H.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.S.I.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Bettina Warkentin joined the Vise Library staff in 2015 as a reference and instruction librarian; she also serves as coordinator of the Stockton Archives. After earning her master’s degree in Library & Information Science through UT-Knoxville in 2011, Bettina worked within the Nashville Public Library system in adult and technical services, special collections, and Metro Nashville government archives. In 1993, Bettina received her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration through UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health.  While in North Carolina, she worked with the Tri-County Community Health Center in Newton Grove, NC, primarily in its HIV/AIDS case management program, and with the CDC’s National AIDS Hotline. After completing a Master’s degree in General Psychology in 1988 through the University of Memphis, Bettina worked with adult psychiatric patients in Memphis and with Boston’s Senior Services program.  An ongoing interest in international affairs motivated Bettina’s undergraduate studies in political science.

STEPHEN SPANN

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(615) 547-1354
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B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
J.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.I.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Steve joined the Vise Library staff in the fall of 2019 as a Librarian and Instructor. He earned his Masters of Science in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee in the spring of 2019. Steve had two practicum experiences in 2018, one at Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School Library and one at Vanderbilt University’s Law School Library. He also worked as a reference librarian at the Williamson County Public Library in Franklin, Tennessee while he was pursuing his M.S.I.S.  Steve grew up in the Bellevue community of Nashville. He earned a Bachelor of Science in political science from Middle Tennessee State University in 1981. He was a member of the school’s debate team. He then earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tennessee in 1984. He spent the next 25 years practicing law in Nashville, working for the Middle District of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, law firms King and Ballow, and Sherrard and Roe, and in the legal departments of First American National Bank and Gaylord Entertainment Company. He was involved in a wide variety of legal issues, but worked primarily in contracts, labor and employment law, general business litigation, and intellectual property.        

LAUREN GALLINA

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(615) 547-1302
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B.A., New York University
M.L.I.S., Rutgers University
Lauren Gallina holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University, in New Jersey, and a Bachelor of Arts in art history from New York University. Before joining Cumberland University, Lauren worked at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville digitizing the Hatch Show Print collection, at the Brookline Public Library, in Massachusetts, cataloging materials and performing reference services, and at the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), in Ohio, writing technical documentation.

JOSHUA BAXTER

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Library Archives Assistant
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B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
Joshua Baxter began as a volunteer at Cumberland University in June 2017, working in the Stockton Archives located in the Doris & Harry Vise Library. In August of 2018, he was hired and now divides his time between the archives and the library. He earned a B.A. from Trevecca Nazarene University, majoring in English Literature and minoring in Religious Studies. He has also completed post-baccalaureate studies in history at Aquinas College in Nashville. While a student at Trevecca, he gained archival experience working at the Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archives as an archival assistant. Mr. Baxter’s interests include American church history, as well as state and local history. He is a member of various organizations including the American Society of Church History, the American Association of State and Local History, and the Society of American Archivists.