The Information Is Our Game campaign ended in 2016.
Since that date, some assignments have changed, some departments have been reorganized, and some faculty and staff members featured here are no longer with the University of Tennessee Libraries. For a current list of library faculty and staff, check the Libraries’ Staff Directory. To identify the librarian who specializes in your discipline, see this list of Subject Librarians.
BIG IDEAS demand reliable information. The University Libraries supports scholarship, research, and learning at UT by acquiring, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to the world’s knowledge. The wide-ranging expertise of our librarians might surprise you.
As health sciences librarian, Melanie Allen serves the information needs of students and faculty in the College of Nursing, as well as the departments of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Nutrition, and Public Health. She provides research consultations, instruction in the use of information resources, and collection development for those disciplines.
Melanie enjoys connecting people with the information they need. She can help students understand the research process and locate and use information effectively. For researchers and instructors, Melanie provides research support and course-integrated library instruction in the health sciences. Students and researchers may contact Melanie for assistance in locating scholarly materials, conducting citation searches, managing research data, and more.
Melanie is currently working with faculty and students at UT, area medical professionals, and educators to design a model interdisciplinary program on advance care planning.
Melanie holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s in information sciences from the University of Tennessee. In addition to her experience in university libraries, she has worked in the public schools and in for-profit education.
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