Chief of Library Services
Rhode Island State Office of Library and Information Services
Karen Mellor is Chief of Library Services at the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services. She is responsible for public library developmentand interlibrary cooperation among Rhode Island libraries, and ensuring that all Rhode Islanders have equal access to a coordinated network of high quality library services and information resources. Her key initiatives include integrating emerging technologies with traditional library services and supporting libraries as learning and opportunity centers for the discovery, utilization and creation of knowledge by the individual and the community. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Semiotics from Brown University anda Master of Library Science from Simmons University in Boston.