Division Head, Killeen Division
Tarleton Library - Central Texas - Room 113, Bldg. 102
Oveta Culp Hobby Memorial Library
Melinda received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas (Austin), a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Central Texas.
She was a student assistant at two academic libraries (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Texas Woman’s University), reference/circulation librarian at Southwestern University and a reference librarian and branch head at Houston Public Library. She has worked in family businesses (grocery and sporting goods stores) and as a real estate broker.
Oveta Culp Hobby Memorial Library in Killeen has been a shared library between Central Texas College and three universities: American Technological University (ATU), University of Central Texas (UCT) and Tarleton State University. ATU and UCT are no longer in existence. In 1982, Melinda became the University Librarian of ATU. During the years 1989-1999, she was the University Librarian for UCT. On September 1, 1999, Melinda was named Division Head of Tarleton Library-Central Texas, which is one of the four divisions of the Dick Smith Library.
Melinda’s liaison departments are Management, Marketing & Administrative Systems, Psychology & Counseling, Accounting, Finance & Economics, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Aviation Science (Educational Technology) and Nursing.
Melinda enjoys reading mysteries, gardening and visiting family in Texas, Massachusetts and Maine.