Melanie Kowalski joined the Emory University Libraries in September 2011 as a Research Library Fellow in Scholarly Communications. She has a BA in Sociology from Vanderbilt University and an MLIS from Kent State University.
Before accepting her position at Emory, Melanie completed internships with the University of Akron School of Law and the Sherwin-Williams Company, focusing attention on intellectual property and research. In her role as Research Library Fellow, Melanie consults with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates regarding copyright law and their teaching or research. Additionally, Melanie teaches several instructional sessions throughout the year on author’s rights and publication. She is also involved with the coordination of OpenEmory, an open-access institutional repository of Emory faculty peer-reviewed journal articles. Melanie has research interests in copyright, open access, data management, network neutrality, orphan works, and digital libraries.
Melanie serves as this Social Media and Education Chair for the Atlanta Emerging Librarians, a Georgia Library Association interest group. She also serves on the American Library Association’s New Members Round Table as a member of both the Resume Review Service Committee and the Professional Development Grant Award Committee. You can follow her on Twitter at @MelanieKowalski.