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Melanie Norton, MLIS

Head of Access and Delivery Services
Department: 
Access and Delivery Services
Responsibilities: 

Manage the library's circulation, reserves, document delivery, interlibrary loan and service desk operations.

Serve as a Personal Librarian to Medical students.

Professional Affiliations:

Medical Library Association

  • Editorial Board member to the Journal of the Medical Library Association
  • Grants and Scholarship Committee (Chair)
  • MLA Board Liaison for the Cunningham Memorial    International Fellowship
  • MLA Board Liaison for the MLA Scholarship

North Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association

Publications:

Melissa Funaro, Rahil Rojiani and Melanie J. Norton. Improving community well-being through collaborative initiatives at a medical library.Journal of the Medical Library Association, v. 107, 3 (2019) 425-431.

Norton, Melanie J.. 3D Printing in Medical Libraries: A Crash Course in Supporting Innovation in Health Care. Journal of the Medical Library Association, [S.l.], v. 107, 4 (2019). 626–627. doi:https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2019.765.

Norton, Melanie J, and John Booss. “Missionaries, measles, and manuscripts: revisiting the Whitman tragedy.” Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA vol. 107,1 (2019): 108-113. doi:10.5195/jmla.2019.538

Melanie J. Norton, Melissa C. Funaro & Rahil Rojiani (2018) Improving Healthcare Professionals’ Well-Being Through the Use of Therapy Dogs, Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 18:3, 203-209, DOI: 10.1080/15323269.2018.1471898

Norton, Melanie J. Book Review: Sigerist, Henry E. Civilization and Disease. Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA vol. 107,1 (2019): 115-116. doi:10.5195/jmla.2019.599

Norton, Melanie J. and Rupp, Nathan. (Eds.) (2017). Transforming medical library staff for the twenty-first century.

Norton, Melanie J. (Ed.) Medical Library Association News LetterExpert Searching Column. (2015-2018)

Rupp, Nathan and Melanie Norton.  Cool Things We Are Doing in our Library: Games at Yale Medical Library, MLA News, September 2015:14

Norton, Melanie (2014) Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries, 3rd ed., by Miriam B. Kahn, Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 33:3, 355-356, DOI:10.1080/02763869.2014.925732 (Book Review).

Norton, Melanie J, Daniel Wilson and Susan Yowell.  Partnering to promote service continuity in the event of an emergency:  a successful collaboration between two interlibrary loan departments.  Journal of the Medical Library Association, 2009 April; 97(2):131-134.

Norton, Melanie J. (Guest Editor) Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and E-Reserves. 2007; 17(3).

Renner, Barbara, Adam Vardaman and Melanie J. Norton.  Medical Libraries Delivering Materials to Distance Learners. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and E-Reserves. 2007; 17(3):85-97.

Norton, Melanie J.  Science, Technology and Medicine, v.1,  [book review] in Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2006 July; 94(3):553-534.

Norton, Melanie J., Susan H. Keesee, Denise Mabe, Pedro Chavez, Kevin E. Lanning, Francesca Allegri.  Paging Materials to Maintain Quality Library Service During a Two-Year Renovation Project.  Quarterly Journal of Public Services. 2006; 2(1): 43-63.

Norton, Melanie J. and Adam Vardaman. Maintaining Quality Document Delivery Service with Off-site Storage Facilities.  Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2005 July; 93(3):394-397.

Norton, Melanie J. and Michelle Stover. OCLC ILLiad [electronic resource review] in Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2003 July; 91(3): 379-380.

Norton, Melanie J. and Gail L. Kovalik (issue editors). Libraries Serving an Underserved Population: Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Patrons.  Library Trends. 1992 Summer; 41(1).

Norton, Melanie J.  Effective Bibliographic Instruction for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired College Students. Library Trends. 1992 Summer; 41(1): 118-150.

Norton, Melanie J. and Gail L. Kovalik and Susan Meck.  Deafness: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Basic Materials.  Chicago, Ill.:  American Library Association; 1992.

Norton, Melanie J. and Gail L. Kovalik. Perspectives on Deafness: A selected Bibliography Prepared for Public Libraries Establishing a Deafness Collection. Rochester, NY:  National Technical Institute for the Deaf; 1990.

Norton, Melanie J. and Gail L. Kovalik. Perspectives in Deafness:  A Selected Bibliography of the Literature.  Rochester, NY: National Technical Institute for the Deaf; 1991.

Awards and Grants

Distinguished member of the Association for Health Information Professionals, 2003-

Award of Excellence by the Association of North Carolina Health and Sciences Libraries (ANCHASL),
October 27, 2006

Award of Excellence for Outstanding Service from the Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2003

Award of Excellence for outstanding service in enhancing the quality of life for disabled students on the RIT campus, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1988 and 1989

Awarded an Express Planning and Assessment Award from NN/LM for $6,000.  Award used to prepare North Carolina hospital libraries for disaster

 

 

Education:

Alfred University, BA

University of Kentucky at Lexington, MLIS