Honestly, Melissa has worked at Fayette County Public Library for fifteen years. So, it really can’t be said that she’s “new”. But, I would like you to know more about FCPL’s Assistant Director. Melissa assumed that job, and title, on February 12, 2013.
Melissa is from Westport, Indiana. She graduated from South Decatur Jr-Sr High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science, in School Media Services, from Ball State University. Her Master of Library Science degree is from Indiana University (IUPUI).
Before coming to FCPL, Melissa worked for Jac-Cen-Del School Jr-Sr High School as Media Specialist. She started at FCPL in September 1997 as Audio-Visual Librarian and Technology Coordinator. She later became the Teen Librarian and Technology Coordinator.
She is married with two children (lovely daughters). Her hobbies are NASCAR, Reading, and Cross stitch. Her favorite thing to do is to spend time with her children.
One of her most memorable experiences was with NASCAR. She says, “I spent four days taking photos in the pits and garage area for Racing Communications at Martinsville, Virginia. I received the honor of having photos published on NASCAR.com (Jeff Gordon) and on Robby Gordon Racing.”
She loves to read, especially Teen and Tween books. Her favorites: Delirium series by Lauren Oliver, Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Melissa also likes books written by Rick Riordan. Favorite music genre: Country
I am pleased to have the opportunity to work closely with Melissa. She is a talented and dedicated staff member. She has been an active participant on the Bicentennial Planning and Bicentennial Book committees. She is also a member of the Kiwanis. We’re lucky to have her as an employee!
—Anne Marie, Library Director