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Melissa Gross

Professor

Phone:
(850) 644-5775
Fax:
(850) 644-6253
Office:
LSB 246
Melissa Gross is a professor in the School of Information at Florida State University and past president  of the Association for Library and Information Science Education. She received her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998, received the prestigious American Association of University Women Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars in 2001, and the Outstanding Faculty Member Award for 2002-2003. Dr. Gross has published extensively in the areas of information seeking behavior, information literacy, library program and service evaluation,  information resources for youth, and teacher/librarian collaboration. Her teaching interests include research methods, the information needs of children and young adults, reference, and the development and evaluation of information programs and services. Her research specialty is information seeking behavior and concentrates on understanding user information seeking behavior as a basis for the design, evaluation, and improvement of information resources, programs, services, and systems.

Education

Courses Taught
  • LIS 2527: Digital Storytelling in Information Environments
  • LIS 5271: Research in Information Studies
  • LIS 5564: Information Needs of Children
  • LIS 5565: Information Needs of Young Adults
  • LIS 5576: Information Needs of Adults
  • LIS 6279: Research in Information Studies
  • LIS 6909: Directed Independent Study

Research

Overview My research interests are in the area of information seeking behavior,  information literacy, library program and service evaluation,  information resources for youth, and teacher/librarian collaboration. Her teaching interests include research methods, the information needs of children and young adults, reference, and the development and evaluation of information programs and services.   Notice to outside researchers: Policy on Conducting Surveys: The College of Communication & Information (CCI) at Florida State University does not endorse studies which involve CCI students that are made by outside investigators.

Research Interests

Information Seeking Behavior; Information Literacy; Library Program and Service Evaluation; Information Resources for Youth, Teacher/Librarian Collaboration