MTAS Research and Information Center
Our professionally staffed Research and Information Center (RIC) serves as a clearinghouse for information produced by and about cities and provides research, reference and survey services.

The RIC staff addresses inquiries for information using our in-house resources, on-campus libraries, resources found on the Internet, and other libraries across the country. Surveys for MTAS consultants and city officials are conducted to create and collect unique information on municipal government not available from other sources.

The Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project is also a service of the RIC. More information on this program can be found on the TMBP webpage.

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New Additions to Library Collections

October 2017

August 2017

July 2017

Contact Us
Frances Adams-O'Brien, Librarian | 865.974.9842 | Contact Frances to request a survey, to propose a research project, to ask a reference question, to understand collection policies and procedures, and to discuss strategic directions of the RIC in serving our municipal customers.

Laura Ogle-Graham, TMBP Coordinator | 865.974.7441 | Contact Laura if you have a question about performance measurement or benchmarking, are interested in the Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project or if you would like a copy of the Tennessee Municipal Benchmarking Project annual report.

Dawn McMillen, Senior Library Associate II | 865-974-8970 | Dawn manages our magazine collection, process new materials for the library, conducts surveys for cities, keeps our Facebook and Twitter pages interesting, informative and current and much more.

Library Collection Use Policy

Search the MTAS library online catalog (MOLLY)

MOLLY (MTAS Online Library) A catalog of the MTAS library "hard-copy" collections. Our collection includes books, magazine articles, sample documents (ordinances, RFPs, contracts, etc.), videos, and audiobooks. While you are searching MOLLY, you can place requests online for any materials that you would like to review.

Search MTAS' electronic documents and information

Knowledgebase A database of sample documents such as MTAS legal opinions sample ordinances, surveys, RFPs, job descriptions and more.
MORe A database of information on selected topics on municipal government. The material in this database replaces previous MTAS publications. Previous MTAS publications can be located in Trace.
Trace Trace is an online resource that provides access to MTAS archived publications such as Hot Topics, Technical Bulletins, and Full Publications. Trace is a University of Tennessee digital archive that showcases and preserves published and unpublished works by faculty, departments, programs, research centers, and institutes. Free online access via Trace makes UT research, scholarship and public service easily discoverable anywhere in the world.


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Last Updated 5/4/2016