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My name is Melissa Jetton Summerford and I am a librarian. I graduated from Erwin High School and went to Jacksonville State University where I marched with the Marching Southerners and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama. While there I also performed with the Center Stage Performance Ensemble and helped behind the scenes in several theater productions. I decided to stay at JSU and completed a Master of Arts degree in English, focusing on language and literature.
Fast forward a decade later, and my need to learn continued to grow. I found my calling in books and began the MLIS program at The University of Alabama. I already worked for the local school system, so I decided to concentrate on School Media so I could continue in education and be around the things I love the most: children and books.
I am an avid reader, and enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love TV and movies and am an amateur photographer. I have recently started baking and am looking forward to picking up a few new hobbies now that I am finished with graduate school.
I am a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional fraternity for women in music; Sigma Tau Delta, a collegiate English Honor Society; the American Library Association (ALA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the Alabama Library Association (ALLA), the Alabama School Library Association (ASLA), and Phi Kappa Phi, International Honor Society. I was also the recipient of ALLA's Centennial Scholarship summer of 2015. Along with my School Media Centers class (LS 532), I presented at the 2016 ASLA conference in Corner, Alabama, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to move from student to professional. I am thrilled to join the Greenwood family and look forward to sharing the library and the world that reading opens up with our students.