Please join us in welcoming Melissa Helwig (she/they) to the role of Associate Dean Research & Scholarly Communications and Head of the Kellogg Library. Melissa has been with the Dalhousie Libraries since 2012, serving as an Information Services Librarian based in the Kellogg Health Sciences Library.
Melissa has worked as a health sciences librarian for just over 15 years. In her previous role with the Dalhousie Libraries, she was focused on supporting the College of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, and the School of Health Administration. As an Information Services Librarian, she participated in a variety of initiatives like Research Bootcamp, the Scholarship at Dalhousie Libraries Series, and the International Student Support Strategy group.
As Associate Dean Research & Scholarly Communications, Melissa will be providing leadership to a portfolio that looks to support researchers, faculty, students, and staff through the research lifecycle including services and systems that enable scholarly communications, open science, data management and research analytics. This includes initiatives such as the Dalhousie Current Research Information System – UNIWeb.
As Head of the W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library, Melissa will provide leadership in the development and provision of knowledgeable and flexible library services and scholarly resources at the local level for the two spaces under the Kellogg banner: the Kellogg Library Learning Commons in the Collaborative Health Education Building and the Kellogg Health Sciences Library in the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building.
Melissa is a member of the Maritime Health Libraries Association, the Aligning Health Needs and Evidence for Transformative Change: A JBI Centre of Excellence at Dalhousie University, and the AFMC Network on Libraries. She is a member and the Continuing Education Director for the Canadian Health Libraries Association.