Trey Lemley, MLIS, J.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies
OUWB Medical Library Director

Trey LemleyMr. Lemley comes to campus from the University of South Alabama Biomedical Library, where he most recently served as head of Reference and Collection Development. He started at the University of South Alabama in 2006 as a reference and research librarian at the assistant librarian rank and was granted tenure and promoted to associate librarian in 2012 and senior librarian in 2017.

Throughout his 16-year career at the University of South Alabama, Mr. Lemley has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks and has been very active in service to numerous library organizations at the national, regional, and local levels, as well as to the University of South Alabama, and the Mobile, Alabama community at large. He helped to develop the role of the embedded librarian in various nursing classes and served as a liaison to different departments in the College of Allied Health of the University of South Alabama. He has been active in supporting the research needs both of faculty and students in the health sciences.

Mr. Lemley grew up in the Midwest and the South and spent his early years in Liberia, West Africa. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Indiana University Bloomington, and the University of Louisville. He has bachelor’s degrees in history, political science, and psychology, master’s degrees in library/information science, music (organ performance), and political science, and a doctorate in jurisprudence from the Indiana University Bloomington School of Law.

In addition to his work in academic librarianship, Mr. Lemley is a professional musician, most recently serving as the director of music for the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Mobile. He was an adjunct instructor of political science/criminal justice at the University of South Alabama, where he taught a senior-level course in international law. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

Contact Information:
Office: 130 Kresge Library
Phone: 248-370-3773