Melissa Mallon

Adjunct Instructor


M.L.I.S., Louisiana State University
B.A., English Language & Literatures/Art History, Wichita State University


Melissa Mallon is an adjunct instructor for the School of Information Studies. She is Director of the Peabody Library at Vanderbilt University, providing research support, outreach, and instruction to students, faculty, and staff in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development. She is also Director of Teaching and Learning for the Vanderbilt Libraries, where she plans, develops, and implements innovative programs for instruction and learning for faculty and students across the university, including use of educational technologies in library instruction, assessment of student learning, and supporting student research through embedded librarianship initiatives. Melissa has published, presented, and taught professional development courses in the areas of digital and information literacies, online learning, and creative use of emerging technologies in assessing student learning. Her books include The Pivotal Role of Academic Librarians in Digital Learning, a co-edited volume titled The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, and the forthcoming (2020) Partners in Teaching & Learning: Coordinating a Successful Academic Library Instruction Program.

Courses Taught

INFOST 524: Management of Libraries & Information Services