Hassenfeld Library

A great library in the 21stcentury is a physical, programmatic and virtual entity. The Hassenfeld Library is both a place and a portal designed to serve and inspire the entire school community.
In order to support the philosophy, mission and practices of the University School of Nashville, the library provides a welcoming environment for students, teachers, and parents to:
  • Pursue academic and personal interests
  • Engage with diverse ideas and information in a variety of formats
  • Work collaboratively to solve problems for the greater good
  • Develop knowledge and skills necessary for success in the 21st century
  • Cultivate a lifelong love of learning and reading
Resources of the library include
  • People: librarians working with students and faculty, teaching research and information literacy skills, connecting readers to literature
  • Collections: from picture books to reference databases, for all grade and age levels
  • Spaces: geared for classes, group work, and individual study
  • Technology: as a tool for accessing the physical and virtual collection, as well as the wider world of information
The Hassenfeld Library is open every school day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Library Shelf

List of 2 news stories.

  • Feminists Across History bulletin board by the HS Feminism Club

    Continue learning about women's history

    One of the best parts of working in education is learning from the students, as often happens with the bulletin board displays that different student groups create. Read on to find out who High School's Feminism Club taught us about for Women’s History Month this year and how you can keep learning about women’s history once March is over.
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  • Iris Li '23 listens as Author in Residence Ed Roberson responds to her question.

    Author in Residence visit is great success

    Poet Ed Roberson’s visit to University School of Nashville touched hundreds of students as well as dozens of people from the larger Nashville community, thanks to the generosity of Fall Book Frenzy donors.
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Library Staff

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Kate Pritchard

    Kate Pritchard 

    Interim Library Director
    Simmons College - MLS
    Wesleyan University - BA
    Started at USN: 2013
  • Photo of Emily Theobald

    Emily Theobald 

    K-4 Librarian
    Vanderbilt university - BS
    Vanderbilt - MEd
    Started at USN: 2016
  • Photo of Kristin Frank

    Kristin Frank 

    Library Assistant
    Emory University - BA
    Started at USN: 2017
  • Photo of Catherine Lemaire Lozier

    Catherine Lemaire Lozier 

    Library Assistant
    Appalachian Center for Craft at TN Tech University - BFA
    Guilford College - BA
    Started at USN: 2016
  • Photo of Katherine Trammell

    Katherine Trammell 

    Macalester College - BA
    MTSU - MA
    TN College of Applied Technology - Tech. Diploma
    Started at USN: 2021
    USN Class of 1999

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