Melde Rutledge

Melde Rutledge
Melde Rutledge
Digital Collections Librarian

Melde Rutledge is the Digital Collections Librarian at Z. Smith Reynolds Library within Special Collections and Archives. He is responsible for leading the department’s digital production services, and managing SCA’s digital collections. He earned a Master’s of Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Previously, Melde was the Specialist for Digitization and Metadata at ZSR. He is also a member of the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) and the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA).


Book Reviews

  • Rutledge, Melde. (2017). Digital Library Programs for Libraries and Archives: Developing, Managing, and Sustaining Unique Digital Collections. TECHNICAL SERVICES QUARTERLY, 34(3), 342-343.
  • Rutledge, Melde. (2016). Digitizing flat media: Principles and practices. TECHNICAL SERVICES QUARTERLY, 33(4), 478-479.


  • Rutledge, Melde, Dobbins, Nikki, & Newberry, Brittany. (2023, September). Career Challenges & Experiences for Mid-Career/New Archivists and Librarians of Color. Career Challenges & Experiences for Mid-Career/New Archivists and Librarians of Color (ASERL), virtual. #
  • Rutledge, Melde, Ashelee, Gerald, Petersen, Rebecca, Zanish-Belcher, Tanya, & Turner, Finley. (2020, August). The Kingswood K-12 Alternative School Project: Providing Additional Educational Opportunities for Students and Teachers. ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2020, online. #
  • Rutledge, Melde. (2017, October). Who's Using Your Library's Unique Online Resources?: A Qualitative Look From Z. Smith Reynolds Library. North Carolina Library Association Biennial Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.

Committees & Offices Held

  • Association of College & Research Libraries, Digital Scholarship Section (DSS) Outreach Committee member. (July 1, 2017 - 2020).
  • North Carolina Library Association, 2021 NCLA Conference Planning Committee member (2020-2022). (January 8, 2017 - 2022).