Reba A. Best

Best Reba
  • Professor and Associate Director of the Law Library


    B.S., 1975, East Carolina University
    M.L.S., 1979, Florida State University


  • Location: Room 235
  • Phone Number: 865-974-6728
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Publications of Reba A. Best

Professor Best is the Associate Director of the Joel A. Katz Law Library.  From 2009 to 2011, she served as Interim Director of the Law Library upon the retirement of the Director. Professor Best came to UT in 1979 as the Head of the newly established Cataloging Department. During her tenure as Head of the Department, the library's extensive collection became more accessible through the use of consistent cataloging practices and standards and the transition to a web-based online catalog. Professor Best has served the Library, College and the University through her service on numerous committees, as a Law School representative to the Faculty Senate, and as a mentor to untenured faculty. She was a recipient in 1997 and 2010 of the College of Law's Carden Award for Outstanding Service and in 1999 of the UTK Employee Team Excellence Award for Promoting the Spirit of Teamwork. Professor Best is a board member of the Knoxville Branch of the American Association of University Women and serves as the organization's webmaster.


Biography of Reba A. Best


Tennessee State Documents: A Bibliography of State Publications and Related Materials (Hein, 2009)

Identity Theft: A Legal Research Guide (Hein, 2004).


An updated and revised version of Identity Theft: A Legal Research Guide was published as a chapter in the 10-volume legislative history, Federal Identity Theft Law: Major Enactments of the 108th Congress in 2005.



The Insanity Defense: A Bibliographic Research Guide, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd eds. (Harrison, 1985, 1994, 2002) with biennial supplements.

Computer Law and Software Protection: A Bibliography of Crime, Liability, Abuse and Security, 1984 through 1992 (McFarland, 1993).

Computer Crime, Abuse, Liability and Security: A Comprehensive Bibliography 1970-1984 (McFarland, 1985).

Law and Government Publications of the State of Tennessee: A Bibliographic Guide--AALL Occasional Papers Series (American Association of Law Libraries, 1988).

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Rape Trauma, Delayed Stress and Related Conditions: A Bibliography; with a Directory of Veterans'' Outreach Programs (McFarland, 1986).

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