Melanie J. Dunshee

Interim Director, Goodson Law Library
Senior Lecturing Fellow

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    Phone: 919-613-7119
    Fax: 919-613-7237
    210 Science Drive
    Box 90361
    Durham, NC 27708-0361

Melanie Dunshee is the Assistant Dean for Library Services and a Senior Lecturing Fellow. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the library including developing the libraries collections of print and electronic resources, personnel, and facilities matters. Library initiatives to collect and publicize faculty scholarship are coordinated by Ms. Dunshee including the Recent Scholarship web page, and the repository of faculty scholarship.

Ms. Dunshee received her J.D. and A.M.L.S. degrees from the University of Michigan and her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota. She practiced law for several years and worked as a law firm librarian in Detroit, Michigan before coming to the Duke Law Library in the fall of 1994 as a reference librarian. She served as the Head of Reference Services from 2001-2004. Her most recent publications are, North Carolina Colonial Legal Materials, in Prestatehood Legal Materials 837-857 (Michael Chiroazzi & Marguerite Most eds., Haworth 2006) (with Scott Childs); Bibliography, in Legal Opinion Letters - 2009 update (M. John Sterba, Jr. ed., 3d ed. 2003) (with M. John Sterba, Jr.).