The Hassenfeld Library More than Books

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
The Hassenfeld Library is open every school day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Next-Generation ResourcesCuriosity & Curricular Integration

Library resources 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

Library News

List of 4 news stories.

Meet our Staff

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Kate Pritchard

    Kate Pritchard 

    Library Director
    Simmons College - MLS
    Wesleyan University - BA
    At USN since: 2013
  • Photo of Emily Theobald

    Emily Theobald 

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

    Mrs. Kristin Frank 

    Assistant Librarian
    Emory University - BA
    At USN since: 2017
  • Photo of Courtney Brown

    Courtney Brown 

    MS/HS Instructional Librarian
    University of Tennessee Knoxville - MLIS
    Lee University - Master's Degree in Teaching
    At USN since: 2023
  • Photo of George LaBour

    George LaBour 17

    Library Assistant
    Northeastern University - Bachelor of Science
    At USN since: 2023
  • Photo of Katherine Trammell

    Ms. Katherine Trammell 99

    Macalester College - BA
    MTSU - MA
    TN College of Applied Technology - Tech. Diploma
    At USN since: 2021
USN Mission: 
University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of Metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence.