Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island. July 2017- Present.
Full-Time Lecturer, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island. August 2016-July 2017.
Gender and Women’s Studies Department, Web Design and Social Media Content Manager. UIUC. December 2012- July 2016
LIS590 LEA Information Organization and Access, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2014
LIS Access Midwest Program, Research Assistant. UIUC. January- June 2014
Library and Information Science, (LIS) 390 Race Gender and Information Technology, Instructor. UIUC. Fall 2013
LIS Access Midwest Program, Research Assistant. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). August 2012- Present
LIS Access Midwest Program, Project Assistant. School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) UW-Madison, September 2011-May 2012
Media, Educational Resources & Information Technology Library , Info Desk Staff and Technical Services. September 2010-2012
Madison Central Library, Reference Desk Intern. May 2011-August 2011
Habitat for Humanity East Bay , Construction Crew Leader. September 2009-June 2010
Azusa Pacific University, Teacher’s Assistant. September 2008-August 2009
Public Counsel Law Center , Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer Coordinator. September 2007-August 2008
LIS Intersections Podcast (ongoing)
The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies web page (2012-2015)
Radicals in Wisconsin: An Oral History Project (2012)
A Collaborative Story: Librarians and Activists Partnering Together to Preserve Local History, Omeka digital zine library (2012)
Villa-Nicholas, Melissa and Villa-Nicholas, Tina. Pásale. Floricanto Press. 2017.
Villa-Nicholas, Tina and Villa-Nicholas, Melissa. Culture. Dear Journal. Issue 3. Fall 2017.
Villa-Nicholas, Melissa and Villa-Nicholas, Tina. September 2016). “Se me olvidó” in The Grief Diaries.
My podcast LIS Intersections investigates intersectional issues and identities within Library and Information Studies/Science. I speak with LIS academics, researchers, librarians, and students. Listen to my podcast on Soundcloud or Itunes.
Episode 1 “Library service needs context”: Interview with LIS scholar Jeanie Austin on juvenile detention center libraries
Episode 2 “From MLS to Library Director”: Interview with library director Sara Sacks
Episode 3 “Social Justice can happen on committees”: Interview with Chicago Public Library archivist Tracy Drake
Episode 4 “Creativity through Library Instruction”: Interview with tenure-track community college librarian Dawn Wing
Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) Scholar, 2012-2016
Barbara and Donald Smalley Fellow, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, UIUC, 2015
I3 Schools PhD Teaching Fellow, School of Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
Verdell Frazier Young Scholarship, The UIUC Women’s Resource Center, 2013-2014
UW Madison SLIS Department James Krikelas Award for Innovative Use of Information Technology, Honorable Mention, 2012
REFORMA Scholarship, 2011
WLA Diversity Scholarship, 2011
UW Madison SLIS Department Diane Hopkins Award, 2011
Smith Fund Travel Grant from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (UIUC), Co-Principal Investigator of the History of Latinas in Telecommunications (2015)
Reece Fund Travel Grant from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (UIUC), Co-Principal Investigator of the History of Latinas in Telecommunications (2013)
Gender and Women’s Studies Travel Grant for HASTAC Conference (2013)
Advanced Opportunity Fellowship (AOF) at UW-Madison. (2010-2011)
Claremont Graduate University Cultural Studies Financial Fellowship. (2007-2009)