Melia FritchMelia Fritch

Academic services librarian

Schedule an appointment


Subject librarian for:
Teaching and learning and education.

About melia:
As the lead of the learning experience and design team, melia collaborates within and outside of the academic services department to consult, assist with and create learning environments that meet the needs of both instructors and students. melia can help faculty and instructors identify appropriate instruction and research resources for inclusion in their class. She also can assist and consult in the development of innovative services and intuitive interfaces that allow both internal and external users to interact with K-State Libraries resources. As part of her role, melia works with critical library instruction, assessment, student learning and a central focus on diversity and equity.

melia is also a member of the New Literacies Alliance Steering Committee, which works to address the new literacies needed for academic success and lifelong learning through open education online lessons, and serves as the liaison to the undergraduate programs in the College of Education.

Research interest:
Critical information literacy/library instruction, curriculum and instruction, critical pedagogy, instruction assessment and qualitative research.

Fun fact:
melia’s undergraduate degree emphasis was in costume design and theatre history.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction, Kansas State University
  • Master of Library Science, Emporia State University
  • Master of Arts in English, Kansas State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Chadron State College

View melia's curriculum vitae