Melanie A. Sturgeon joined NoveList in January 2019 as a Metadata Librarian. She has Master degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Library Science, which she considers indisputable evidence of belonging to Ravenclaw. While she enjoyed her years as a product development engineer, she discovered that she is a librarian at heart while volunteering at a public library. She has since worked at Duke as their Engineering Librarian and at Wake County Public Libraries in Adult Services. Melanie is excited to have brought her technical and library science background to NoveList and to explore the world of metadata and algorithms.
As a lifelong reader, Melanie enjoys sci-fi, fantasy, romance and YA fiction. She prefers ebooks, as she can read in bed and tell her husband, “just one more chapter” and keep reading after he falls asleep. Melanie does cross over into nonfiction to read about art, travel, and hiking, as those are the things she enjoys in her free time. Her goal in life is to visit all the National Parks in the U.S. and as many UNESCO sites as possible. Her proudest accomplishment is hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2018.