Melanie Sturgeon

Librarian for Engineering, Physics and Computer Science

233 Perkins Library
Durham, NC  27708
Phone: +1-919-660-5815

 Office Hours - Spring 2016:

Tuesday 11-12, Physics 201

Thursday 10:30-11:30, Twinnies

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 About Me:

I have a background in mechanical engineering where I worked for 14 years as a design engineer in the furniture, automotive and computer hardware industries.  After completing my Masters in Library and Information Science, I became one of the science librarians in the Research and Instructional Services department here at Duke University Libraries.  I provide a variety of services to support the curriculum and research needs of faculty and students including:

  • Library Instruction

  • One-on-one Research Consultations

  • Help with Citation Management

  • Assistance with Patents and Standards

  • Purchase of library resources  (journals, books, etc)


Educational Background:

MSE (Mechanical), Grand Valley State Unviersity

MSLS,  University of North Carolia - Chapel Hill


Outside of the Library:

Loves:  Reading (almost anything), sci-fi, art and the Detroit Red Wings. I also enjoy traveling with emphasis on the National Parks, art museums and awe-inspiring places like Stonehenge, Loch Ness and the Mystery Hole.