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 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Library Shelf

List of 2 news stories.

  • 2 weeks remain in 2021 Reading Challenge

    Friday, April 30 is the last day to turn in your tracking sheet for the 2021 Reading Challenge. All participants will be invited to participate in a celebration in May, where raffle prizes will be announced. Read on to learn more about the Reading Challenge.
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  • Kindergartners listen as Lower School Librarian Emily Theobald reads aloud.

    Celebrate Poetry Month

    Lower School Librarian Emily Theobald makes it easy to enjoy poetry throughout April (and always).
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Library Staff

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Mary Buxton

    Mary Buxton 

    Library Director
    Nova Southeastern University
    Wayne State University School of Law - J.D.
    University of Michigan - M.A.L.S., B.A.
    Started at USN: 2014
  • 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 Kate Pritchard

    Kate Pritchard 

    MS/HS Librarian
    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

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