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Emily Schramm Moore, Franklin Native, is New Librarian at UT Space Institute

Emily Schramm Moore, a native of Franklin County, has joined The University of Tennessee Space Institute’s staff as full-time librarian succeeding Marjorie B. Joseph of Manchester, who retired June 30.

Moore has served as a librarian at Arnold Engineering Development Center since Jan. 6, 1997. She is UTSI’s fourth librarian since the Institute was established Sept. 24, 1964.

“I am delighted to have Emily joining the UTSI team,” said Donald C. Daniel, UT associate vice president and chief operating officer of the Institute. “She brings extremely impressive credentials to a position that is vital to our future. I am confident that she will continue our tradition of excellence in an area that is essential to our education and research missions.”

Born in the Emerald-Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee, she grew up in Cowan and Winchester, one of Ora Mae and the late Harry F. Schramm’s three children, and graduated from Franklin County High. She earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education communications at Tennessee Technological University.

After graduating, she married Richard Moore from Moscow (near Memphis). Emily taught fourth grade for two years, and then she and Richard moved to Cookeville. Richard was working toward a degree in business administration while Emily was working on a master’s in education administration and also working in Tech’s library.

Completing their studies at Tech, the couple moved to Memphis where Emily worked in the library at Memphis State (now the University of Memphis) and began studies toward a master of library science degree taught by UT professors.

She and her husband moved to Knoxville so she could finish work on her second master’s degree. Emily then worked in all three sites for Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, including the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for more than six years. She was a librarian, specializing in dissemination of information through computers.

In late 1996, she saw an opening on the internet for librarian at AEDC, applied, and began work as reference librarian in early 1997. In July of that year, the couple’s son Lucas (now a fourth-grader at Rock Creek Elementary) was born.  In October, Emily was named systems librarian, with responsibility for software, data base, and other computer programs at the AEDC Technical Library and was acting team leader.

Today, the Moores live in Estill Springs with what Emily calls her “zoo” – four cats, three dogs, and four fish.

The librarian’s brother, Fred Schramm of Winchester, recently won NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s 2005 Invention of the Year entitled “Data matrix Family of Solutions.” Their sister Dorothy Estes lives in Smithville.

UTSI’s first librarian, Helen Mason of Manchester, retired in 1987, and was succeeded by Mary Lo of Tullahoma, who retired in 2000, and Margie Joseph, who had joined the Institute’s library in 1974, became head librarian. Brenda Brooks of Manchester is library associate.