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Melanie Sims

Government Information Librarian

Brief Staff Biography

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

B.A., Louisiana State University


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


Recent 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.


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)

Contact Info

Office: L116
Phone: 225/578-8815

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