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Tutor profile: Melanie D.

Melanie D.
Reference Librarian
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About Melanie

About Melanie
Dedicated Librarian with over 9 years’ experience in research, training, and reference services in a public library setting. Skilled at creating informative and electronic content, such as subject guides, database tutorials, instructional guides, library programs and courses, and social media posts. Passionate about health information resources, creating instructional content, and promoting lifelong learning.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have experience presenting programs for all ages, most recently for adults. In my most recent role as Reference Librarian, I frequently taught a program series entitled 'Career Academy,' where we advised patrons on resources and methods to best help them with their job pursuits and careers. In my undergraduate experience, I was previously a peer tutor during my senior (2009-2010) year. In helping patrons on the computers or with reference requests, I also feel as though this experience has helped me hone the patience and skill to guide and...
Florida State University
Library and Information Science
Master's Degree
2013 - 2015
Rollins College
Religious Studies
Bachelor's Degree
2006 - 2010

Work Experience

Work Experience
Orange County Library System, Reference Librarian
2018 - 2020
• Provided in-depth reference assistance to internal and external patrons, both in-person and electronically • Created LibGuides in Consumer Health and Black Lives Matter as well as maintained colleague created LibGuides for Start Your Own Business and Mental Health for Everyone • Revitalized training material and provided job related resources and assistance as a Career Academy Instructor, both in-person and virtually • Served as the contact Librarian for Consumer Health questions and resources in my department, such as for Book-A-Pro...
Seminole County Public Library, Reference Librarian
2016 - 2018
• Provided reference services and reader’s advisory in-person, via telephone, and online • Assisted patrons with technology queries, including use of e-books and virtual library • Collaborated with library team to enrich patrons’ library experience and to foster information literacy, such as through creating teen and tween programming • Responsible for creating multilingual content for social media to promote library resources, such as the Mango Languages database, titled “Foreign Language Fridays” • Coordinated monthly discussions for and...
Orange County Library System, Reference Clerk
2011 - 2016
School of Library and Information Studies, Florida State University, Virtual Medical Library Intern
2014 - 2014
• Worked with Project PALS (Panhandle Autism Library Services) to improve information services for library patrons with autism spectrum disorders • Researched and evaluated compiled lists of autism-friendly mobile applications and online resources for Project PALS • Collaborated with the FSU Maguire Medical Library team to create an Autism LibGuide of top evidence-based resources for clinical researchers • Communicated effectively, efficiently, and professionally in an entirely virtual work environment

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