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Books

2013
Aho, Melissa K. and Erika Bennett, Editors. The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning Allies, Combating Budget Cuts, and Influencing Stakeholders. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing.

 

Articles

2016

“Elizabeth Betty ‘Liz’ Strohfus, WASP.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 42, No. 3, (May/June 2016): 31.

“Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 42, No. 3, (May/June 2016): 24.

“Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 42, No. 2, (March/April 2016): 27.

“Minnesota Chapter News.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 6, Issue 3, (Winter 2015/2016): 26-27.

2015

“Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 41, No. 6, (November/December 2015): 29.

“Minnesota Chapter News.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 6, Issue 2, (Fall 2015): 20-22.

“Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 41, No. 5, (September/October 2015): 29.

“Minnesota Chapter News.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 6, Issue 1, (Summer 2015): 31-32.

“Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 41, No. 4, (July/August 2015): 28.

“Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 41, No. 3, (May/June 2015): 28.

“Minnesota Chapter.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 5, Issue 4, (Spring 2015): 11-12.

“Minnesota Chapter.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 5, Issue 3, (Winter 2014/2015): 8-9.

“Tweeting at NASA!” Minnesota Flyer 56, No. 2 (February): 16.

“Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 41, No. 1, (January/February): 29.

“Melissa Aho and the Social Media Events.” Northern Flights: Official Newsletter of the Minnesota Ninety Nines Women Pilots, (January): 3.

2014
Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. “Minnesota Chapter.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 5, Issue 2, (Fall 2014): 26.

Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. “Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 40, no. 5, (September/October): 28.

Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. “Minnesota Chapter.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 5, Issue 1, (Summer 2014): 13.

Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. “Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 40, no. 4, (July/August): 28.

Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. 2014. “Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 40, no. 2, (March/April): 28.

“Minnesota Chapter.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 4, Issue 3, (Winter 2013-2014): 21.

2013
Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. “Minnesota Chapter.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 4, Issue 2, (Fall 2013): 23.

Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. “Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 39, no. 6, (November/December): 27

Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. “Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 39, no. 5, (September/October): 29.

Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. “Minnesota Chapter.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 4, Issue 1, (Summer 2013): 17.

Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. “Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 39, no. 3, (May/June): 29.

Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. “Minnesota Chapter.” Waypoint: North Central  Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 3, Issue 4, (Spring 2013): 18.

Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. “Minnesota Chapter.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. Vol. 3, no. 3, (Winter 2012-2013): 22.

Bischof, Johanna and Melissa Aho. “Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official  Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 39, no. 1, (January/February): 27.

2012
Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. “Minnesota Chapter.” 99 News: The Official Magazine of the International Organization of Women Pilots 38, no. 5 (November/December): 27.

Aho, Melissa and Johanna Bischof. “Minnesota Chapter.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. 3, no. 2 (Fall): 20.

“Minnesota Chapter.” Waypoint: North Central Section, The Ninety-Nines, Inc. 3, no. 1 (Summer): 18.

2011
Aho, Melissa K., Anne M. Beschnett, and Emily Y. Reimer. “Who is Sitting at the Reference Desk?: The Ever Changing Concept of Staffing the Reference Desk at the Bio-Medical Library.” Collaborative Librarianship 3 no. 1: 46 – 49. Electronic Document http://www.collaborativelibrarianship.org/

2010
Aho, Melissa K., Anne M. Beschnett, and Emily Y. Reimer. “Using an Untapped Resource: Expanding the Role of the Student Worker at the Bio-Medical Library.” Public Services Quarterly 6, no. 1 (January – March): 65-68.

2009
“Flying the Friendly Skies.” Library Journal 134, no. 19 (November 15): 86.

2007
“Acquisitions in a Career College Library.” Against the Grain 19, no. 4 (September): 52-53.

“Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Intrepid Brits Abroad.” Library Journal 132, no. 15 (September 15): 101.

2006
“Career College Libraries- the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” LIScareer.com (November). Electronic Document http://www.liscareer.com/aho_career.htm

Aho, Melissa, Marcia Franklin, Susan Wakefield, and Sara Wakefield. “Internships are the Appetizers of the Library World so Nibble, Nibble, Nibble…” Library Journal (June 6). Electronic Document http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6341364.html

“Minnesota: Land of 10,000 Different Stories.” Library Journal 131, no. 5 (March 15): 112.

2005
Aho, Melissa, Erika Bennett, & Susan Wakefield. “Fringe Librarians: Career College Librarians Introduce Themselves.” Information Outlook 9, no. 6 (June): 38-39.

Published Photos

2016
“Breaking the norm.” Minnesota Flyer 57, No. 1 (January): 6.

2015
“Minnesota 99s Shine on Minnesota at Sectional Meeting.” Minnesota Flyer 56, No. 11 (November): 23.

Book Chapters

2014
Aho, Melissa and Erika Bennett, “The Machiavellian Librarian – Introduction to the Machiavellian Librarian,” Marketing the Academic Library. Elsevier’s Learning Trend Series. ePub and PDF. Elsevier, 7-12.

“Mosques in Minnesota,” in Anne R. Richards and Iraj Omidvar, Editors, Muslims and American Popular Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO, Inc., 305-315.

2013
“Circulation Supervisor Superstar or Jill of All Trades, Mistress of None?” in Rebeca Peacock and Jill Wurm, Editors, The New Academic Librarian: Essays on Changing Roles and Responsibilities. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, 9-17.

Aho, Melissa and Erika Bennett, “Introduction,” in Melissa Aho and Erika Bennett, Editors, The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning Allies, Combating Budget Cuts, and Influencing Stakeholders. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing, 1-6.

2011
Aho, Melissa and Erika Bennett, “Stuck in the Middle and Loving it! Why Middle Managers have the Ability to Lead from the Heart and the Power to Persuade” in Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen and Linda Cook, Editors, Mid-Career Library and Information Professionals: A Leadership Primer. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing, 29 – 39.

2009
“Leading Others to Publish,” in Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen and Suzanne Byke, Editors, A Leadership Primer for New Librarians: Tools for Helping Today’s Early-Career Librarians Become Tomorrow’s Library Leaders. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing, 158 – 159.

2008
Aho, Melissa, Erika Bennett, and Susan Wakefield, “Me Publish? I Don’t Have a Clue: How to Get Published Online,” in Carol Smallwood, Editor, Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, 48 – 50.

Aho, Melissa and Erika Bennett, “Modern Mobilization: Creating a New Library Community,” in Carol Smallwood, Editor, Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, 181 – 183.

Aho, Melissa and Sommer Berg-Nebel, “New Distance Education Librarian: Tips and Tools from the Trenches,” in Carol Smallwood, Editor, Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, 228 – 231.

 

Conference Papers

2007
Goonewardena, Lillemar Nevanka and Melissa Aho. “Writing a New Chapter Glocalization: Creating Libraries across the Globe – A Case Study in Sri Lanka.” World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council. Libraries for the Future: Progress, Development and Partnerships. Durban, South Africa, August 19 – 23, 2007. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. CD-ROM.

 

Book Reviews

2016
123. Review of Somini Sengupta, “The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India’s Young.” Library Journal 141, no. 4 (March 1): 116.

2015
122. Review of Don George, Editor, “Better Than Fiction 2: More True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers.” Library Journal 140, no. 17 (October 15): 106.

121. Review of Ben Bizzle and Maria Flora, “Start a Revolution: Stop Acting like a Library.” Public Services Quarterly 11, no. 3 (July – September): 194-195.

120. Review of Dorothy U. Seyler, “The Obelisk and the Englishman: The Pioneering Discoveries of Egyptologist William Bankes.” Library Journal 140, no. 7 (April 15): 95.

119. Review of Michael L. Gruenberg, “Buying and Selling Information: A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success.” Public Services Quarterly 11, no. 1 (January-March): 34-35.

118. Review of Steven Nightingale, “Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God.” Library Journal 140, no.4 (March 1): 104.

117. Review of Michael Henss, “The Cultural Monuments of Tibet: The Central Regions.” Library Journal 140, no.3 (February 15): 128.

2014
116. Review of Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by S. D. Schindler, “Ben Franklin’s Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention.” Catholic Library World 85, no. 2 (December): 140.

115. Review of Adelaide Poniatowski Phelps and Carole J. McCollough, “Coretta Scott King Award Books Discussion Guide: Pathways to Democracy.” Catholic Library World 85, no. 2 (December): 132.

114. Review of Karen Bordonaro, “Internationalization and the North American University Library” Public Services Quarterly 10, no. 4 (October-December): 311-312.

113. Review of Michel Pastoureau, “Green: The History of a Color,” Library Journal 139, no. 18 (November 1): 80. 

112. Review of Gael Chandler, “Chronicles of Old San Francisco: Exploring the Historical City by the Bay,” Library Journal 139, no. 17 (October 15): 111.

111. Review of Kara Cooney, “The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt,” Library Journal 139, no. 17 (October 15): 103.

110. Review of Barb Rosenstock, “Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library.” Catholic Library World 85, no. 1 (September): 66.

109. Review of Adrian Butash, “Bless This Food: Ancient and Contemporary Graces from Around the World.” Catholic Library World 85, no. 1 (September): 42.

108. Review of Elizabeth Pisani, “Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation,” Library Journal 139, no. 13 (August 1): 113.

107. Review of Christa Burns and Michael P. Sauers, “Google Search Secrets” Public Services Quarterly 10, no. 2 (April-June): 125-126.

106. Review of Mark Boyden, “Travels in Zanskar: A Journey to a Closed Kingdom,” Library Journal 139, no. 9 (May 15): 98.

105. Review of Andrew Walsh, “Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Library Services: A Handbook.” Public Services Quarterly 10, no. 1 (January-March): 29-30.

104. Review of Amitava Kumar, “A Matter of Rats: A Short Biography of Patna.” Library Journal 139, no. 3 (February 15): 121.

2013
103. Review of Ella K Maillart, “The Cruel Way: Switzerland to Afghanistan in a Ford, 1939.” Library Journal Collection Development (October 18). Electronic Document. http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2013/10/collection-development/classic-returns/road-trips-mind-trip-and-fear-of-flying-classic-returns/

102. Review of James Cowan “Fleeing Herod: A Journey Though Coptic Egypt with the Holy Family.” Catholic Library World 84, no. 1 (September): 55.

101. Review of Peter Heinegg “Abraham’s Ashes: The Absurdity of Monotheism.” Catholic  Library World 84, no. 1 (September): 30.

100. Review of Kyle M. Jones and Polly-Alida Farrington, “Learning From Libraries That Use WordPress: Content-Management System Best Practices and Case Studies.” Public Services Quarterly 9, no. 3 (July – September): 226-227.

99. Review of Nina Sovich, “To the Moon and Timbuktu: A Trek Through the Heart of Africa” Library Journal 138, no. 14 (September 1): 124.

98. Review of Rick Antonson, “To Timbuktu for a Haircut: A Journey Through West Africa,” Library Journal 138, no. 14 (September 1): 124.

97. Review of Terry Ballard, “Google This! Putting Google and Other Social Media Sites to Work for Your Library.” Public Services Quarterly 9, no. 2 (April – June): 136-137.

96. Review of Ruth Everhart, “Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land.” Catholic Library World 83, no. 4 (June): 294.

95. Review of Pamela Olson, “Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland” in Library Journal Xpress Reviews (May 2). Electronic Document. http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2013/05/books/nonfic/xpress-reviews-nonfiction-first-look-at-new-books-may-3-2013/

94. Review of Stephanie Dalley, “The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon: An Elusive World Wonder Traced.” Library Journal 138, no. 8 (May 1): 89.

93. Review of Linda Woodhead and Rebecca Catto, “Religion and Change in Modern Britain.” Catholic Library World 83, no. 3 (March): 226.

92. Review of Walter D. Ray, “Tasting Heaven on Earth: Worship in Sixth-Century Constantinople.” Catholic Library World 83, no. 3 (March): 215.

91. Review of Mohammad Ali Shomali and William Skudlarek, “Monks and Muslims: Monastic and Shi’a Spirituality in Dialogue.” Catholic Library World 83, no. 3 (March): 201.

90. Review of David Shumaker, “The Embedded Librarian: Innovative Strategies for Taking Knowledge Where it’s Needed.” Public Services Quarterly 9, no. 1 (January – March): 60-61.

2012
89. Review of Miriam B. Kahn, “Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries. 3rd edition.” Public Services Quarterly 8, no. 4 (October – December): 343 – 344.

88. Review of Jane Jerrard, Nancy Bolt, and Karen Strege, “Privatizing Libraries.” Public Services Quarterly 8, no. 4 (October – December): 342-343.

87. Review of Don George, Editor, “Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers.” Library Journal 137, no. 16 (October 1): 89.

86. Review of Abdul Basit, Editor, “The Global Muslim Community at a Crossroads: Understanding Religious Beliefs, Practices, and Infighting to the End of the Conflict.” Catholic Library World 83, no. 1 (September): 65.

85. Review of Aminta Arrington, “Home is a Roof Over a Pig: An American Family’s Journey in China.” Library Journal 137, no. 13 (August): 111.

84. Review of Valerie Hansen, “The Silk Road: A New History.” Library Journal 137, no. 11 (June 15): 87.

83. Review of Jeffrey M. Stanton, Indira R. Guzman, and Kathryn R. Stam, “Information Nation: Education and Careers in the Emerging Information Professions.” Public Services Quarterly 8, no. 2 (April – June): 157 – 158.

82. Review of Karen C. Knox, “Implementing Technology Solutions in Libraries: Techniques, Tools, and Tips from the Trenches.” Public Services Quarterly 8, no. 2 (April – June): 155 – 156.

81. Review of Jeremy Seal, “Meander: East to West, Indirectly, Along a Turkish River.” Library Journal 137, no. 10 (June 1): 116.

80. Review of P.D. Smith, “City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age.” Library Journal, 137 no. 6 (April): 86 – 87.

79. Review of Sarah Anne Murphy, “The Librarian as Information Consultant: Transforming Reference for the Information Age.” Public Services Quarterly 8, no. 1 (January – March): 67 – 69.

78. Review of George W Knight, “The Holy Land: An Illustrated Guide to Its History, Geography, Culture and Holy Sites.” Library Journal Xpress Reviews (January 20). Electronic Document. http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2012/01/books/nonfic/xpress-reviewsnonfiction-first-look-at-new-books-january-20-2012/

2011
77. Review of Mark Norell, Denise Patry Leidy, with Laura Ross, “Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World.” Library Journal Xpress Reviews (December 23). Electronic Document. http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2011/12/books/nonfic/xpress-reviews-nonfiction-first-look-at-new-books-december-23-2011/

76. Review of Michael P. Sauers, “Blogging and RSS: A Librarian’s Guide, Second Edition.” Public Services Quarterly 7, no. 3 – 4 (July – December): 180-181.

75. Review of Leslie Noyes Mass, “Back to Pakistan: A Fifty-Year Journey” in Library Journal Xpress Reviews (September 16). Electronic Document. http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/reviews/xpress/892039-289/xpress_reviewsfirst_look_at_new.html.csp (original URL); http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2011/09/books/xpress-reviews-for-september-16-2011/ (new URL)

74. Review of Richard Grant, “Crazy River: Exploration and Folly in East Africa.” Library Journal 136, no. 15 (September 15): 93.

73. Review of Walter Mason, “Destination Saigon: Adventures in Vietnam.” Library Journal 136, no. 12 (July): 97.

72. Review of Randolph Hock, “The Extreme Searcher’s Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher, 3rd Edition.” Public Services Quarterly 7, no. 1- 2 (January – June): 69-70.

71. Review of Ralph D. Sawyer, “Ancient Chinese Warfare: Antiquity through the Spring and Autumn Period.” Library Journal 136, no. 4 (March 1): 85 – 86.

70. Review of Tim Mackintosh-Smith, “Landfalls: On the Edge of Islam with Ibn Battutah.” Library Journal 136, no. 3 (February 15): 126.

2010
69. Review of Marie L. Radford and R. David Lankes, Editors, “Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends.” Public Services Quarterly 6, no. 4 (October – December): 378 – 379.

68. Review of Juan A. Martinez, “Maria Brito.” MultiCultural Review 19, no. 3 (Fall): 55.

67. Review of Mark B. Salter, Editor, “Politics at the Airport.” Anthropology Review Database (September 7). Electronic Document. http://wings.buffalo.edu/ARD/cgi/showme.cgi?keycode=3344

66. Review of Jo Tatchell, “Diamond in the Desert: Behind the Scenes in Abu Dhabi, the World’s Richest City.” Library Journal 135, no. 14 (September 1): 125.

65. Review of Craig Childs, “Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession.” Library Journal 135, no. 14 (September 1): 118.

64. Review of James C. Martin, John A. Beck, and David G. Hansen, “A Visual Guide to Gospel Events: Fascinating Insights into Where They Happened and Why.” Library Journal 135, no. 13 (August): 89.

63. Review of Deborah Willis, “Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present.” MultiCultural Review 19, no. 2 (Summer): 45.

62. Review of Susan Perry, Editor, “Holiness & the Feminine Spirit: the Art of Janet McKenzie.” MultiCultural Review 19, no. 2 (Summer): 44 – 45.

61. Review of Jennifer Steil, “The Woman Who Fell From the Sky: An American Journalist in Yemen.” Library Journal 135, no. 8, (May 1): 86.

60. Review of Leonard F. Chana, Susan Lobo, and Barbara Chana, “The Sweet Smell of Home: The Life and Art of Leonard F. Chana” and Ian M. Thom, “Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast.” MultiCultural Review 19, no. 1 (Spring): 51 – 52.

59. Review of Hartmut Walravens, Editor, “Newspapers Collection Management: Printed and Digital Challenges. La gestion de colecciones de periodicos: desafios enimpresos y digitales. Proceedings of the International Newspaper Conference, Santiago de Chile, April 3-5, 2007.” Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) 54, no. 2 (April): 123.

58. Review of Michael Nylan and Thomas Wilson, “Lives of Confucius: Civilization’s Greatest Sage Through the Ages.” Library Journal 135, no. 5 (March 15): 111 – 112.

57. Review of Edna R. Russmann, Nigel Strudwick, and T.G.H. James, “Temples and Tombs: Treasures of Egyptian Art from the British Museum.” Material Culture: The Journal of the Pioneer American Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes 42, no. 1 (Spring): 120 – 121.

2009
56. Review of Ruth Kneale, “You Don’t Look Like a Librarian: Shattering Stereotypes and Creating Positive New Images in the Internet Age.” Public Services Quarterly 5, no. 4 (October – December): 276 – 277.

55. Review of Lucian Niemeyer, “Darfur.” MultiCultural Review 18, no. 4 (Winter): 79.

54. Review of Jack Weatherford, “The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire.” Library Journal 134, no. 20 (December): 122.

53. Review of Robin Currie and Stephen G. Hyslop, “The Letter and the Scroll: What Archaeology Tells Us about the Bible.” Library Journal 134, no. 16 (October 1): 80-81.

52. Review of Mechal Sobel, “Painting A Hidden Life: The Art of Bill Taylor.” MultiCultural Review 18, no. 3 (Fall): 57.

51. Review of Rebecca M. Brown, “Art for a Modern India, 1947 – 1980.” ARLIS/NA Reviews (August/September). Electronic Document http://www.arlisna.org/pubs/reviews/2009/08/brown.pdf (original URL); http://www.arlisna.org/images/reviews/2009/08/brown.pdf (new URL)

50. Review of Richard Steven Street, “Everyone had Cameras: Photography and Farmworkers in California, 1850-2000.’ MultiCultural Review 18, no. 2 (Summer): 59.

49. Review of Erik Boekesteijin and Jaap van de Geer, photographs by Geert van den Boogaard, “Shanachie Tour: A Library Road Trip Across America.” Public Services Quarterly 5, no. 2 (April-June ): 126 – 127.

48. Review of Jonathan Lyons, “The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization.” Library Journal 134, no. 7 (April 15): 101.

47. Review of David Wen-Wei Chang & Alden R. Carter, “The Scholar and the Tiger: A Memoir of Famine and War in Revolutionary China.” Library Journal 134, no. 6 (April 1): 80.

46. Review of Sophie Brookover and Elizabeth Burns, “Pop Goes the Library: Using Pop Culture to Connect With Your Whole Community.” Public Services Quarterly 5, no. 1 (January-March): 50 – 52.

45. Review of Nigel Pavitt, “Kenya: A Country in the Making, 1880-1940” and Abdi Roble and Doug Rutledge, “The Somali Diaspora: A Journey Away.” MultiCultural Review 18, no. 1 (Spring): 53 – 54.

2008
44. Review of Barbara Thompson, ed., “Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body.” MultiCultural Review 17, no. 4 (Winter): 60.

43. Review of Joyce M. Sazbo, “Art from Fort Marion: The Silberman Collection.” MultiCultural Review 17, no. 4 (Winter): 60.

42. Review of William Cleveland, “Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World’s Frontlines.” MultiCultural Review 17, no. 4 (Winter): 59 – 60.

41. Review of Rachel Singer Gordon, “What’s the Alternative? Career Options for Librarians and Info Pros.” Public Services Quarterly 4, no. 4: 372 – 373.

40. Review of Julie M. Schablitsky, Editor, “Box Office Archaeology: Refining Hollywood’s Portrayals of the Past.” Anthropology Review Database (December 4). Electronic Document. http://wings.buffalo.edu/ARD/cgi/showme.cgi?keycode=3164

39. Review of Nina Burleigh, “Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed & Forgery in the Holy Land.” Library Journal 133, no. 17 (October 15): 79.

38. Review of Cheryl Peltier-Davis and Shamin Renwick, Editors, “Caribbean Libraries in the 21st Century: Changes, Challenges, and Choices.” Public Services Quarterly 4, no. 3: 253 – 255.

37. Review of Angela D. Mack and Stephen G. Hoffius, Editors, “Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art.” MultiCultural Review 17, no. 3 (Fall): 57.

36. Review of Robert D. Stueart, “International Librarianship: A Basic Guide to Global Knowledge Access.” Public Services Quarterly 4, no. 2: 160-  162.

35. Review of Joann Faung Jean Lee, “Asian Americans in the Twenty-First Century: Oral Histories of First- to Forth- Generation Americans From China, Japan, India, Korea, The Philippines, Vietnam, and Laos.” Library Journal 133, no. 13 (August): 105.

34. Review of George Bobinski, “Libraries and Librarianship: Sixty Years of Challenge and Change, 1945-2005.” Public Services Quarterly 4, no. 1: 49 – 50.

33. Review of Hartmut Walravens’s, ed., “International Newspaper Librarianship for the 21st Century” and “Newspapers of the World Online: U.S. and International Perspectives: Proceedings of Conferences in Salt Lake City and Seoul, 2006.” Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) 52, no. 3 (July): 215 – 216.

32. Review of Wing Young Huie, “Looking for Asian America: An Ethnocentric Tour.” MultiCultural Review 17, no. 2 (Summer): 59.

31. Review of Adrienne L. Childs, “Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell.” MultiCultural Review 17, no. 2 (Summer): 59.

30. Review of Tammy Horn, “Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation.” Material Culture: The Journal of the Pioneer American Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes 40, no. 1 (Summer): 107 – 109.

29. Review of Yiwu, Liao, translated from Chinese by Wen Huang, “The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories; China from the Bottom Up.” Library Journal 133, no. 7 (April 15): 96.

28. Review of Phillip Earenfight, Editor, “A Kiowa’s Odyssey: A Sketchbook from Fort Marion.” MultiCultural Review 17, no. 1 (Spring): 54.

27. Review of Christoph Bangert, “Iraq: The Space Between.” MultiCultural Review 17, no. 1 (Spring): 54.

26. Review of Lara Dunston & Sarah Monaghan, “Dubai & Abu Dhabi’s Top 10.” Library Journal 133, no. 5 (March 15): 83.

25. Review of Shelagh Vainker, “Chinese Silk: A Cultural History.” Art History 31, no. 1 (February): 133 – 136.

24. Review of Brian M. Fagan, Editor, “Discovery! Unearthing the New Treasures of Archaeology.” Library Journal 133, no. 1 (January): 114.

2007
23. Review of Judith A. Siess, “The New OPL Sourcebook: A Guide for Solo and Small Libraries.” Public Services Quarterly, 3, no. 3 – 4: 216-217.

22. Review of Alvia J. Wardlaw, “Charles Alston: The David C. Driskell Series of African American Art, Volume VI.” MultiCultural Review 16, no. 4 (Winter): 61.

21. Review of Michael Awkward, “Soul Covers: Rhythm and Blues Remakes and the Struggle for Artistic Identity.” MultiCultural Review 16, no. 4 (Winter): 59-60.

20. Review of Martin Lemelman, “Mendel’s Daughter: A Memoir.” Library Journal Xpress Reviews (November 20). Electronic Document. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6504464.html?industryid=47118 (original URL); http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2007/11/books/xpress-reviews-for-november-20-2007/ (new URL)

19. Review of Hugh Kennedy, “The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In.” Library Journal 132, no. 18 (November 1): 83 – 84.

18. Review of William Sonn, “Paradigms Lost: The Life and Deaths of the Printed Word.” Public Services Quarterly 3, no. 1 – 2: 240 – 241.

17. Review of Judith Overmier and Rhonda Harris Taylor, Editors, “Managing the Mystery Collection: From Creation to Consumption.” Public Services Quarterly 3, no. 1-2: 238 – 239.

16. Review of Toby Miller, “Cultural Citizenship: Cosmopolitanism, Consumerism, and Television in a Neoliberal Age.” MultiCultural Review 16, no. 3 (Fall): 81.

15. Review of Amalia K. Amaki and Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, “Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet and the Academy.” MultiCultural Review 16, no. 3 (Fall): 68.

14. Review of Virginia G. Drachman, “Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business.” PAST: Pioneer American Society Transactions 30: 77 – 79.

13. Review of James Vining, “First in Space.” Library Journal-Xpress Reviews (July 24). Electronic Document. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6459992.html?industryid=47118 (original URL); http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2007/08/books/xpress-reviews-for-august-1-2007/ (new URL)

12. Review of Marq de Villiers & Sheila Hirtle, “Timbuktu: The Sahara’s Fabled City of Gold.” Library Journal 132, no. 11 (June 15): 79.

11. Review of Phyllis Birnbaum, “Glory in a Line: A Life of Foujita: The Artist Caught between East & West.” MultiCultural Review 16, no. 2 (Summer): 60.

10. Review of Jesse Donahue and Erik Trump, “The Politics of Zoos: Exotic Animals and Their Protectors.” The Journal of Popular Culture 40, no. 3 (June): 556 – 558.

9. Review of Simon Ottenberg, Editor, “The Nsukka Artists and Nigerian Contemporary Art.” Anthropology Review Database (April 5). Electronic Document. http://wings.buffalo.edu/ARD/cgi/showme.cgi?keycode=2080

8. Review of John Romer, “The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited.” Library Journal 132, no. 6 (April 1): 103.

7. Review of Heinz Halm, “The Arabs: A Short History.” Library Journal 132, no. 4 (March 1): 94.

6. Review of Michael B. Oren, “Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to Present.” Library Journal 132, no. 1 (January): 124-125.

2006
5. Review of Thomas K. Seligman and Kristyne Loughran, Editors, “Art of Being Tuareg:Sahara Nomads in a Modern World.” MultiCultural Review 15, no. 4 (Winter): 55-56.

4. Review of Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie (illus.), “Aya.” Library Journal Xpress Reviews (December 19). Electronic Document. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6401099.html (original URL); http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2007/01/books/xpress-reviews-for-january-1-2007/ (new URL)

3. Review of Michael Balter, “The Goddess and the Bull: Catalhoyuk: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization.” Anthropology Review Database (November 27). Electronic Document. http://wings.buffalo.edu/ARD/cgi/showme.cgi?keycode=2718

2. Review of Frank Pope, “Dragon Sea: A True Tale of Treasure, Archaeology, and Greed off the Coast of Vietnam.” Library Journal 131, no. 19 (November 15): 79.

1. Review of Marjane Satrapi, “Chicken with Plums.” Library Journal Xpress Reviews (June 20). Electronic Document. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6345344.html (original URL); http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2006/07/books/xpress-reviews-for-july-7-2007/

 

Profiles, Thanks, & Letters to the Editor

2007
“Against the Grain People Profile: Melissa K. Aho.” Against the Grain 19, no. 4 (September): 53.

Special Thanks. “Teachers and Students Make a Difference in Sri Lanka.” Education About Asia 12, no. 2 (Fall): 45.

2005
Letter to the Editor. “Moving On.” Information Outlook 9, no. 7 (July): 6.

 

Presentations

2015
“My Dictator Don’t Tweet: The Use of Social Media in Failed States.” International Studies Association (ISA) 56th Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 18-21, 2015.

2014 
“Publishing the Machiavellian Librarian.” Bio-Medical Library All Staff Meeting, University of Minnesota, July 16, 2014. Invited Presentation.

2013
Aho, Melissa and Madeline Gillette, “Killing Me Softly: Women, Suicide, and War.” International Studies Association (ISA) 54th Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, April 3-6, 2013.

2012
Aho, Melissa, Madeline Gillette, and Joy Patton, “Killing Yourself Will Not Stop the War: Suicide, Women, and Stressful Times.” The 54th Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Houston, Texas, April 11-14, 2012.

2009
“Masjid An-Nur: Building Meaning in a Minnesota Mosque.” Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, Fourth Annual Student Symposium. University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota, September 26, 2009.

“Masjid An-Nur: Building Meaning in a Minnesota Mosque.” Master of Arts in Art History Graduate Student Forum May 2009. University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota, May 21, 2009.

2008
“Hill Stations to Houseboats: House Hunting with the Victorians in India.” Symposium: The Victorian Home, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 4, 2008.

2007
“A Trip to South Africa and IFLA.” Library Issues Seminar- Libraries Staff Share International Professional Experiences 2006-2007. University of Minnesota, October 1, 2007. Invited Presentation.

Goonewardena, Lillemar Nevanka and Melissa Aho, “Writing a New Chapter Glocalization: Creating Libraries across the Globe – A Case Study in Sri Lanka.” World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council. Libraries for the Future: Progress, Development and Partnerships, Durban, South Africa, August 19 – 23, 2007.

 

Poster Sessions

2007
Goonewardena, Lillemar Nevanka and Melissa Aho, “Building a Library to Enhance the Livelihood of Tsunami Survivors.” Poster Session, Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Conference. All The World’s A Stage: Becoming the Lead Player You Were Meant to Be, Mankato, Minnesota, October 24 – 26, 2007.

2005
“Minnesota: Land of Too Many Wildfires.” Poster Session, 15th Annual Conference of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Conference and Workshop, St. Cloud, Minnesota, October 3 – 5, 2005. First Place poster: $500.00.