Faculty/Staff Profile

Phyllis Snipes

Phyllis Snipes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: 678-839-6154 | Fax: 678-839-6153

Email:  psnipes@westga.edu  |  snipesphyllis@gmail.com

Office: Education Annex 148

Hours: Online 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and office by appointment


Dr. Phyllis R. Snipes is Associate Professor of School Library Media in the College of Education and teaches graduate courses in the Department of Educational Technology & Foundations. Her research focuses on student use and teacher preparation for implementation of the state of Georgia’s GALILEO databases in P-12 instruction. Publications include an overview of methods for authority control within a school media center, specifically a comparison of traditional methods with Web 2.0 social networking tools. Prior to her appointment at UWG, Dr. Snipes served as a district media coordinator, teacher, and media specialist in the Georgia public schools for 30 years and taught as adjunct faculty at UWG and GA State University for 17 years.


  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, University of West Georgia, 1974
  • M.Ed., Master of Education in early Childhood Education, University of West Georgia, 1978
  • Ed.S., Education Specialist in School Library Media Technology, Georgia State University, 1985
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in School Library Media Technology, Georgia State University, 1992

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation)    
    • MEDT-6461 (Admin of School Media Center)    
    • MEDT-6463 (Cataloging)    
    • MEDT-6466 (Media Program)    
    • MEDT-7469 (Superv of Schl Libr Media Prog)    
    • MEDT-7478 (Automating School Media Center)    
    • MEDT-7485 (Selctng/Eval Electronic Resour)    
    • MEDT-7487 (Practicum)    
  • Fall 2014 Sections

Selected Publications

  • Snipes, P. (2007). Folksonomy vs. Minnie Earl and Melville. LMC: Library Media Connection 25, 7.
  • Snipes, P. (2010). Teacher’s domain: A Powerful tool. Available from Georgia Library Media Association, http://glma.wordpress.com [View Publication]