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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.


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Joined UM: December 31, 1969

Brief Bio

Julia M. Rholes was appointed Dean of Libraries of the University of Mississippi in June 2003. She is responsible for providing leadership for approximately 60 fulltime library faculty and staff. She provides leadership, planning and oversight for the University Libraries, including the J. D. Williams Library, the Science Library and the Library Annex, a remote storage facility for archival materials and low use circulating collections. The Dean leads efforts to develop distinctive research collections and innovative library services and programs. The dean oversees the budget and is expected to be actively involved in the ongoing development of external funding sources. Prior to coming to the University, Rholes held administrative positions at the University of Kansas (interim dean, assistant dean) and at Texas A&M University (interim assistant dean, Head of Reference and Instruction). She received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, an M.A. from the University of Texas (Austin), and an M.L.S. from Rutgers University. Ms. Rholes has been active in a number of professional organizations. She has held elected positions within the American Library Association, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries and the EPSCOR Science Information Group (ESIG). She was named a Frye Institute Fellow in 2002. She has authored a number of publications in the field of academic librarianship.


Mount Holyoke College (1972)
University of Texas at Austin (1974)
Library Science
Trenton State College (1978)