Achieving a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa in May 2012, Melody’s graduate coursework enhanced her capacity in academic research and writing. Excelling in graduate-level research methods and finding inspiration in the crowdsourcing efforts of digital humanities projects, her Master’s poster explored motivational factors behind amateur enthusiasts contributing labor to digital research projects. Her research poster was unanimously granted the highest mark–Passed with Distinction.
She is a member of Beta Phi Mu, the International Library & Information Studies Honor Society, and Iowa’s Beta Beta Theta chapter. Her Master’s GPA was 3.96.