Melanie Kimball

Associate Professor and Director, School Library Teacher Concentration

Melanie Kimball, who began at SLIS in Spring 2009, received her doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she also got her master's degree in library and information science. Kimball has published articles in Library Trends, Public Libraries, and Teacher-Librarian, among others.

What I Teach

  • LIS 412: Library Programs & Services for Young Adults
  • LIS 423: Storytelling
  • LIS 481: Children's Literature and Media Collections
  • LIS 482: Library Programs and Services to Children
  • LIS 483: Young Adult Literature
  • LIS 531P: Foundations of Library and Information Science

Research/Creative Activities

  • Youth services in public libraries
  • Literature for youth
  • The history of public libraries as social and cultural institutions