Melissa Vetter

Melissa Vetter

Contact

Department
Library
Name
Melissa Vetter
Job Title
Brown School Library Director, Public Health and Social Work Librarian
Phone Number
(314) 935-5079

Subjects

Brown School Library Director

Bio

Melissa joined the Washington University Libraries in 2002, working initially in Special Collections. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology with an emphasis on gerontology and earned a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. Melissa worked previously at the St. Louis Public Library’s Central branch and spent several years as an activity director in a retirement community in Lawrence, Kansas.

Melissa Vetter accepted the appointment of Director of the Brown School Library at Washington University in 2021.

Selected projects, activities, and accomplishments

  • Co-authored a book chapter entitled “To the Left, to the Left: Integrating Side Navigation and Tabbed Boxes in LibGuides” in Integrating LibGuides into Library Websites (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).
  • Co-presented at Association of College & Research Libraries conference: The Forgotten Population: Using Assessment to Uncover the Library Needs of Graduate Students (2013).
  • Current member of the Information Literacy Learning Community planning team at Washington University.
  • Co-teaches workshop for the university community entitled “Fake News, Propaganda, and Misinformation: Learning to Critically Evaluate Media Sources.”

Subjects

Brown School Library Director; Public Health and Social Work Librarian

Bio

Melissa joined the Washington University Libraries in 2002, working initially in Special Collections. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology with an emphasis on gerontology and earned a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. Melissa worked previously at the St. Louis Public Library’s Central branch and spent several years as an activity director in a retirement community in Lawrence, Kansas.

Melissa Vetter accepted the appointment of Director of the Brown School Library at Washington University in 2021.

Selected projects, activities, and accomplishments

  • Co-authored a book chapter entitled “To the Left, to the Left: Integrating Side Navigation and Tabbed Boxes in LibGuides” in Integrating LibGuides into Library Websites (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).
  • Co-presented at Association of College & Research Libraries conference: The Forgotten Population: Using Assessment to Uncover the Library Needs of Graduate Students (2013).
  • Current member of the Information Literacy Learning Community planning team at Washington University.
  • Co-teaches workshop for the university community entitled “Fake News, Propaganda, and Misinformation: Learning to Critically Evaluate Media Sources.”