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June 19, 2013

ULM’s Matthews publishes several book reviews

Melinda F. Matthews, ULM Interlibrary Loan/Reference Librarian, has written several book reviews to be published in multiple collections.

Her first review focuses on the book “Hope and Help for Living with Illness” by Karen Zielinski and has been published in “Catholic Library World” vol. 83 no. 3, March 2013, page 209.

Matthews has also reviewed “Louisiana Place Names: Popular, Unusual, and Forgotten Stories of Towns, Cities, Plantations, Bayous, and Even Some Cemeteries” by Clare D’Artois Leeper. The review has been published in “Louisiana Libraries” vol. 75 no. 4, Spring 2013, page 25.

Her review of “Interior Design for Libraries Drawing on Function & Appeal” by Carol R Brown appears in “Codex: the Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL” vol. 2 no. 3, 2013, pages 158-163.

Finally, her write-up of “Eat Drink Delta: A Hungry Traveler’s Journey through the South of the South” by Susan Puckett will be published in “Southeastern Librarian” vol. 61, no. 1, Spring 2013, pages 49-50.

In 1988, Matthews earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from McNeese State University in Lake Charles.

She received a Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University in 1990.

Matthews has worked at the University Library since 1990, when she started as the Humanities Reference Librarian.

She has held the Interlibrary Loan/Reference Librarian position since 1992.

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