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M.L.I.S., Louisiana State University
B.A., Louisiana State University

Contact Information

Melanie Sims

Head of Access Services & Government Information


Oversees the state and federal documents collections as well as the court records collection

Professional Experience

  • Government Information Librarian/Associate Librarian, Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library
  • Reference Assistant Coordinator/General Librarian, LSU Libraries

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
  • Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL)
  • Baton Rouge Area Association of Law Libraries (BRAALL)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Louisiana Library Association (LLA)

Selected Publications

Dennison, Karen Lynn, Mark M. Sanders and Melanie E. Sims. “M3- Marketing, Manpower and Measurement: Virtual Reference Services at LSU Libraries.” Louisiana Libraries 67(spring 2005): 23-27.

Sims, Melanie. “Inspirational Literature,” in African American Literature: A Guide to Reading Interests, Ed. Alma Dawson and Connie Van Fleet. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2004.

Sims, Melanie E. “Virtual Reference Services: The LSU Libraries Experience,” in Digital Reference Services, Ed. Bill Katz. Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Press, 2004.

Sims, Melanie E. “Virtual Reference Services: The LSU Libraries Experience.” The Reference Librarian 38:79/80 (2003): 267-279.