Last updated on March 6, 2020
Volunteer State Community College’s new director of libraries is scheduled to start her new job next month.
Rebecca Frank will join the staff of the Thigpen Library on the Gallatin campus April 1.
Frank started her career in 2003 as a student assistant at Judson University, then moved up to the position of Interlibrary Loan Supervisor.
She has been working at Trinity International University in Illinois for the past 8 years. Starting as head of access services, she is currently working as its assistant library director. She has a library career span of 17 years.
Frank says she is excited to join the library staff.
She said that she is excited to connect with the staff and students so she can see what direction she wants to move in.
“I don’t want to come in and change everything, that’s not what I’m about. I want to meet the students so that I can learn what the community needs,” said Frank.
Frank also explained why she chose to move from the university level to a community college.
“There is much more access to a wide range of students from all stages of life. From a high school student who is maybe taking one or two classes for college credit, to retirees who are excited to get back into school,” said Frank.
“Vol State just looks awesome to work at. I love the level of dedication the staff has to prepare students for the world,” she said.
“Libraries are open for everyone, students and staff, as a quiet place to study or even just to meet and get together with friends, and I’m excited to continue to make it an open space,” said Frank.