Assistant University Librarian
B.A. Liberal Arts \ Art History, California State University, Channel Islands
M.L.I.S., University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign
Presentations, Publications, & Awards
“Local Collaboration in Digital Initiatives,” Southwest Florida History Roundtable, Cape Coral, FL, March 19, 2015.
Awarded Faculty Travel Grant by the FGCU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, January 2015.
Awarded the Association of College Research Libraries’ ACRL Early Career Librarian Scholarship, January 2015.
Lee Dotson, Joanne Parandjuk, Michael Rodriguez, & Melissa Minds VandeBurgt. “Digital Scholarship and Student Work,” presentation and panel discussion, The Florida Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, Orlando, FL October 24, 2014
“Building Blocks of Digital Initiatives,” Florida Virtual Campus Tech Talk, September 9, 2014.
“Collaboration and Compromise: State Universities of Florida Islandora Implementation,” Islandora Camp, Toronto, Canada, August 8, 2014.
Heather Snapp and Melissa VandeBurgt, “Redefining Outreach: Creating a Perception of Personal Accessibly,” presentation and panel discussion, Florida Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, May 9, 2014.
Awarded Faculty Travel Grant by the FGCU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, April 2014.
Lee Dotson, Melissa VandeBurgt, Caitlin Nelson, & Parker Fruehan. "Digital Librarianship: Building our Digital Collections and Preserving Local History," presentation and panel discussion, Florida Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL May 2, 2013.
Awarded Faculty Travel Grant by the FGCU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, September 2012.
Stephen Stratton & Melissa Minds VandeBurgt. “Building a Local Environmental Repository,” The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Library Science Symposium, April 2011.
“The Body Project,” Women & the Body: An Interdisciplinary Symposium, California State University Channel Islands, February 24, 2011.
VandeBurgt, M., Casey, K. “Integrated Art Spaces Support the Mission”. Library Journal: Library By Design, May 2010.
“Visualizing Library of Congress Subject Headings,” poster session at the California Academic Research Libraries Association Conference, Sacramento, CA April 2010.
The Koreshans, FGCU Library, Spring 2015