Melissa Powell

Melissa Powell, MLIS
Outside Sales Consultant
Toll free: 855.265.4545
Mobile: 970.218.4753 
Twitter: @TLClibrarygirl

Melissa Powell has been working in libraries since 1980, starting out as a shelver at her local public library as a teen.  Since then Ms. Powell has worked in Public, Academic, Special, and School libraries in public, technical, and administrative services.  In 2006 Ms. Powell created her own company and began working as a consultant for libraries, with a majority of her work being in cataloging and customer service. She first worked with TLC as a customer in 2002, then as a consultant on various projects for TLC libraries, from cataloging projects to implementation. In 2017 Ms. Powell joined TLC as an Outside Sales Representative for the Northeast.  Ms. Powell earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science in 1989 from Northern Illinois University. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two cats.

She is also the editor of Becoming an Independent Information Professional: How to Freelance, Consult, and Contract for Fun and Profit. 

EMTA Corporate Partner Showcase and Spring Conference
March 18th-20th, 2019
Syracuse, NY
Contact Melissa for an appointment.


April 3rd-5th, 2019
Boston, MA.
Contact Melissa for an appointment.


Currently Reading: Fever Crumb Trilogy by Philip Reeve
Recommended Reading: Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde
Favorite TLC Product: OZOBOTS!!!  They are the cutest little robots that teach kids about linear coding.  Draw a line with a color marker and the bots will follow!  You can do color codes and they will do things like turn around or jump! I am so taken with these I may have to get some for myself or these will never get to the grandkids.