Faculty & Staff

Judy Bivens

  • Director, graduate Library and Information Science (MLIS) program/ Coordinator, CAEP Accreditation and Assessment
  • Teacher Education Department
  • B.S., University of Tennessee Martin
  • MAT, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Master Plus 30, Western Kentucky University
  • MSIS, University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Ed.D., Tennessee State University

Contact Info

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  • Office: 615-248-1206



Judy, from Henderson, Tennessee, serves as program director in the School of Education for the Master of Library and Information Science Program and coordinator for CAEP Accreditation. She is actively involved in the American Library Association and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Prior to coming to Trevecca, she taught English and served as librarian and technology specialist at Gallatin High School in Gallatin, Tenn. Judy also served as an adjunct professor at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin. Living in Gallatin, she enjoys spending time with her family and five grandchildren



  • American Library Association, Councilor-at-Large

  • American Association of School Librarians, Educators of School Librarians Past Chair, AASL CAEP Coordinating Committee member

  • Tennessee Library Association

  • Tennessee Association of School Librarians, Certification Committee Chair

  • NCATE/CAEP Board of Examiners

  • AASL/CAEP SPA reviewer and auditor

Areas of Expertise

  • School Library and School Librarian Impact on Student Achievement

  • Teacher and School Librarian Performance Based Evaluations

  • Accreditation

Curriculum Vitae