Melissa A. Correll

Assistant Professor, Library

Landman Library 1 (215) 572-8528 By appointment

About Me

I coordinate and teach in the library’s information literacy instruction program, and I am the liaison to the School of Education and HAPS. I also work with students enrolled in First Year Seminar and English Composition courses, helping them build on their existing knowledge to develop their ability to successfully perform college-level research.

I am always eager to help students develop their research skills, and to learn to think critically and holistically about the way we create, share, and use information. That is why I also teach a First Year Seminar, Seems Legit: What's Real and What's Fake on the Internet, in which students learn about how various kinds of information gets and spreads online, think about how they determine what to believe, develop skills to verify information efficiently, and consider their own relationship to information, the internet, and social media.

I hold a BA in English from East Stroudsburg University and an MSLIS from Drexel University. Before coming to Arcadia, I was the Information Literacy and Outreach librarian at Lycoming College. I am an active member of the Pennsylvania Library Association and the Legislative Liaison on the College & Research Division board. I also serve as a Director-at-Large on the board of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries. When not on campus, you can find me exploring Philadelphia. 

Hometown
Hackettstown, NJ

Home Country
USA

Education History

Drexel University 2013

MS, Major in Library and Information Science

East Stroudsburg University 2008

BA, Major in English

Publications

Co-Author 2020

The Library Olympics for student employees

Contribution to book, Association of College & Research Libraries

Co-Authored with Emily Moran

Author 2019

What do high school students know about information literacy? A case study of one university’s feeder schools

Article, Pennsylvania Libraries Research & Practice

Co-Author 2019

PaLA Virtual Journal Club: Providing opportunities for reflection, improvement, and connections

Article, Pennsylvania Libraries Research & Practice

Co-Authored with Carrie Bishop & Christina Riehman-Murphy

Co-Author 2018

Collaboration at the center: Students, faculty, and librarian partner to revive their Curriculum Lab.

Article, Pennsylvania Libraries Research & Practice

Co-Authored with Dr. Jodi Bornstein