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Melissa VandeBurgt

Melissa Minds VandeBurgt, MLIS
Assistant Librarian

phone: 239-590-7658

email: mvandeburgt@fgcu.edu

office: Library East 327

Areas of Responsibility

  • Manage collection, preservation, and access to University Archives
  • Manage collection, preservation, and access to Special Collections
  • Manage, archive, and provide access to Electronic theses & dissertations
  • Curate biannual exhibitions
  • Manage and implement digital initiatives:
    • finding aids
    • virtual exhibitions
    • ORCID
    • Digital FGCU (repository)
    • Institutional repository

Education

MLIS, with Certificates in Special Collections and Rare Books, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2011

B.A., Liberal Studies, Concentration Art History, California State University Channel Islands, 2006

Experience

Head of Archives, Special Collections, & Digital Initiatives, Assistant Librarian, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL 2012 - present

Visual Digital Collection Specialist, California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA 2005 - 2012

Presentations, Publications, & Awards

Melissa VandeBurgt, Guy Cicinelli, Parker Fruehan. “You Got Islandora in my Omeka; You Got Omeka on my Islandora: Integrating Omeka and Islandora at FGCU.” Islandora Camp, Fort Myers, FL, May 6, 2016.

Melissa Minds VandeBurgt and Kaleena Rivera, (2016). Effective Communication to Aid Collaboration for Digital Collections: A Case Study at Florida Gulf Coast University Library. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 1-11.

Guy Cicinelli, Melissa Minds VandeBurgt, and Parker Fruehan, “Virtual Exhibits: Connecting Content to a Gallery Experience – Why Not?” Florida Library Association Annual Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, March 2, 2016.

Aisha Johnson, Melissa Minds VandeBurgt, and Victoria Thur, “The Need to Preserve: Challenges and Opportunities in Collecting the History of a Yong University” Florida Library Association Annual Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, March 2, 2016.

Erin Tripp and Melissa Minds VandeBurgt, “Building Collections,” Islandora Conference, Prince Edward Island, Canada, August 5, 2015.

“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.       

Curator:

Україна: Ukraine - The Maniichuk-Brady Collection of Socialist Realist Art , FGCU Library, Fall 2015

The Koreshans, FGCU Library, Spring 2015

Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The William R. Maples Collection, FGCU Library, Fall 2014. 

Ichthyology in Print (1554-2004: The Gerald F. & Marjorie G. Fitzgerald Collection, FGCU Library, Spring 2014. 

The Story Behind the Story: The Charles Ray Photography Exhibit, FGCU Library, Fall 2013.

Experience the Latin Grammys, in collaboration with the Grammy Museum, California State University, Channel Islands’ Broome Library, Fall 2011.

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964 in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, California State University, Channel Islands’ Broome Library, Fall 2010.