“There's more to life than books, you know. But not much more.” Morrissey

Melissa Stearns

Head of Technical Services
Associate Professor
DiPietro Library

M.L.S., SUNY-Albany
M.Ed. Keene State College
B.A. Bates College
Coursework at University of California,
Berkeley and Lancaster University, England

Courses Taught
Resources in the Archives, such as Public History, Anthropology, or American Studies

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
Acquisitions and Collection Development, Cataloging and Classification, Archives management, outreach and research guides, Back-of-book and periodical indexing

Publications and Presentations
FPU Archives libguides http://libguides.franklinpierce.edu/archives
The Library as Incubator project – collaborator
Library Journal book reviewer for travel, travelogues, literary, and culinary titles
“The College Curriculum Library” in Sound Instruction: Ready to Use Classroom Practice
“Going to the Shelves” in Mississippi Libraries
Co-presenter, Voyager EndUser conferences, poster sessions

Grants Received 
2013- IMLS Leadership Through New Communities of Knowledge grant

Institution Services
Curriculum Committee 
Rindge Faculty Federation Executive Board
Stipend Review Committee
New England Chapter, American Society for Indexing, Secretary
NEASC Standard 7 chair
Endeavor International Enhancement Committee
FPU Institutional History Committee
Study Abroad Committee
Site Librarian, Richmond College study abroad exchange, 1994-5

Professional Memberships
American Library Association
American Society for Indexing
New Hampshire Writers Project
New Hampshire Historical Society



Melissa Stearns