Associate Professor Renna Redd, resource sharing coordinator for Clemson Libraries, was recognized as Professor of the Game at Clemson’s home football game against Louisiana Tech on September 17. Redd was invited to the President and First Lady’s Suite as an honored guest and recognized on the field during halftime of the game.
Redd joined Clemson Libraries in 2015 and oversees all of the Libraries’ resource sharing operations, including the borrowing and lending of library materials to institutions around the world through interlibrary loan, the in-state PASCAL Delivers service, and electronic article delivery.
“Renna’s work is crucial to ensuring that students, faculty, staff, and the broader higher education community of South Carolina can successfully access the resources they need for their scholarly and research endeavors,” said Ariel Turner, associate dean for collections and discovery for Clemson Libraries. “Her dedication, hard work, and commitment to higher education and supporting both the local and global communities of students and scholars are commendable and deserving of recognition.”
Redd has served as Chair of the American Library Association’s International Interlibrary Loan Committee, where she contributed to the International Interlibrary Loan Toolkit, which provides important resources to the international community of resource sharing librarians and helps connect researchers with the materials they need worldwide. She has been published in several library science journals, including the Journal of Library Administration, and has made multiple contributions to books published by the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Prior to coming to Clemson, Redd worked as an information technology librarian at Anderson University and held several positions at the Russell Special Collections Library at the University of Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in art history from the University of Georgia, a Master of Arts in Southern studies from the University of Mississippi, and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina.
Redd is actively involved in service to her community as well and is a member of a local nonprofit, The Holly Springs Center, which focuses on promoting the preservation and teaching of mountain arts and culture as well as serving as a community resource for early childhood education. Her husband, Carl Redd, also works for Clemson Libraries as an archives specialist in Special Collections and Archives.