Melissa Davey Castillo

PhD Student


M.A., English, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

B.A., Philosophy, Minor: Music performance, Trinity International University

Research Interests

Information seeking behavior
Collaborative information seeking
Computer-supported collaborative learning
Usability and accessibility of digital libraries


Cai, X., Castillo, M., Hassan, M. D., Graf, A., Park, H., & Smiraglia, R. P. (2016). Knowledge Organization and the 2015 UDC Seminar: An Editorial. Knowledge Organization. 43(6), 395-402.

Xie, I., Babu, R., Castillo, M. & Han, H. (2018) Identification of factors associated with blind users’ help-seeking situations in interacting with digital librariesJournal of the American Association for Information Science and Technology, 69(4), 514-527.

Conference Presentations

Xie, I., Babu, R., Castillo, M. & Han, H. (2017). Designing Help Features to Support Blind Users’ Interactions with Digital Libraries. ALISE 2017, Atlanta, GA.

Castillo, M., Berg, R., and Zimmerman, T. (2013). Flipping the Classroom: Overview and Discussion on Implementation and Perceptions of the Model. Office of Instructional and Professional Development (OPID) Conference, Madison, WI.

Castillo, M. (2011). “Don’t Get Too Close Please”: Guarding Desire in Howard Norman’s The Museum Guard. 8th Annual Red River Graduate Student Conference, NDSU, Fargo, ND.

Scholarly Activities

Graduate Teaching Assistant. Spring 2017. INFOSTU 682, Digital Libraries

PhD Student Representative, Doctoral Program Committee (Spring 2017)

Research Assistant, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2014-present

Graduate Assistant, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2009-2011