Contributed by Hollie Stevenson-Parrish
University Libraries recently welcomed Melody Rood as the new student success librarian in Jackson Library. In her role, Rood will be working closely with student success initiatives across campus as a point person for collaboration, instruction, and research for University Libraries. She will also serve as the liaison for the International and Global Studies program.
“We’re extremely excited about Melody joining our team,” said Amy Harris Houk, associate professor and head of research, outreach and instruction. “Not only will she coordinate student success activities within University Libraries, she will also work closely with our campus partners, such as Students First, McNair Scholars, and Spartan Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR).”
Additionally, Rood will coordinate the department’s information literacy programming with area high schools as well as other outside groups. Prior to joining UNCG, Rood was a librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, and interned at Queensborough Community College Library in Flushing, New York. She holds a master of library and information science degree from North Carolina Central University and a bachelor of arts in gender studies from UNC Asheville. Rood is a member of the North Carolina Library Association, the Asian Pacific American Library Association, and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Web Team.