Patillo is a doctoral student at SILS with research interests of organizational behavior, academic libraries, professionalism in librarianship, middle management and a phenomenon she refers to as “incidental outreach,” which explores the benefits of librarians participating in performing arts groups. Prior to her admission to the doctoral program, Patillo worked as the coordinator of Public Services at Radford University in Radford, VA where she provided administrative oversight, direction and leadership of four public services units including Circulation, Reference/Instruction, InterLibrary Loan and Media Services. She previously held positions at the University of Houston including six years as a music librarian. Patillo has been published in Library Trends, Notes (Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association), Texas Library Journal and others.
Patillo studied harp performance at Peabody Conservatory, earned a B.A. in Music History at Old Dominion University and received her M.S.L.S. in 1999 from SILS at UNC at Chapel Hill. She is a fellow of the National Science Foundation’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate; a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and the Golden Key Honor Society. She was recently nominated by her students for the Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence for adjunct faculty.
For the fall semester, she will teach "Resource Selection and Evaluation," "History of Libraries" and "Information Use for Organizational Effectiveness."