Melanie Kimball

Associate Professor

Melanie Kimball
Phone: 617-521-2795
Office: P-310L

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.

Courses Taught

LIS 405: Special Topics in Children's Literature: Visual Rhetoric, Visual Literacy, and Graphic Novels
LIS 412: Library Programs & Services for Young Adults
LIS 415: Information Organization
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

Curriculum Vitae

Melanie Kimball Profile


Areas of Interest

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