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EdD Resources

Library resources for ACU online EdD students

Online Learning Librarian

Hello Online EdD Students!

My name is Dr. Melissa Atkinson, Director of ACU Library's Distance & Online Library Services department. You can contact me for help with selecting and refining a research topic, searching our databases, troubleshooting access issues, getting citation help, helping you through your dissertation topic selection, or other library help. Fun facts: I have been married for 13 years to my wonderful husband. We were married on Maui and have been back 3 times since then. I have served as an assistant teacher on Sunday mornings for 5th graders at a local church.

After graduating ACU with a Bachelor's in Mathematics Education, I taught public school for 2.5 years and then decided to pursue a Master's in Library and Information Science. I have been a librarian at ACU for 23 years. I was an online doctoral student at Regent University for four and a half years. On November 19, 2018, I successfully defended my dissertation. My dissertation title is "The relationship between metaliteracy pretest, posttest, and metacognitive strategies for library research skills scale: Creating a metaliteracy course for online Ed.D. students." More information about metaliteracy can be found here: metaliteracy.

Contact me or book an appointment (details below)!

Phone: 325-674-4811
Toll free: 1-877-588-5541
Chat: If I am available, you can use the chat box on my Profile page (available Mondays, 1pm-3pm central time)
If I am not available see Contact the Library page for Research Desk hours
Office hours (CST): Mon: 12pm-2pm; Tue: 10am-12pm & 2pm-3pm; Thu: 10am-12pm (These are Central Times)

Book an Appointment! (Please book an appointment at least 1 hour ahead of time). Click on the appointment link for a research consultation or other library help (times are Central Time Zone).
We can email, chat, phone, Zoom, Skype, Google hangouts, etc. My office hours are listed above. You can always email me at any time with questions.