Melody Royster

Melody Royster

Associate University Librarian
Office: L-312B, Marston Science Library
Phone: (352) 273-2661

M.L.S. in Information Science from Florida State University
B.S. in Food Resource Economics from University of Florida

Research Interests: agricultural sciences, information literacy, instructional technologies, diversity, and citation management.

Subject Responsibilities: Agricultural Education & CommunicationFamily Youth & Community SciencesFood & Resources EconomicsFood Science & Human Nutrition

IFAS Research & Education Center Responsibilities: Immokalee, Tropical (Homestead),

Grant Activities

  • UF Technology Fee-Enhancing Collaborative Learning Spaces in Marston Science Library. PI S.Gonzalez, Co-PI M.Royster
  • Increasing Accessibility to Rare Florida Agricultural Publications-Phase II. Project Ceres. PI M. Royster, Co-PI S. Stapleton. (

Selected Publications:

  • Royster, M., Iuliano, A., Schwieder, D., & Driver, L. (2015). Mentoring and Retention of Minority Librarians. In R. Hankins & M. Juarez (Eds.), Where are all the Librarians of Color? The Experience of People of Color in Academia. Los Angeles, CA: Library Juice Press.
  • Leonard, M., Schwieder, D., Buhler, A., Bennett, D.B., & Royster, M. (2015). Perceptions of Plagiarism by STEM Graduate Students: a case study. Science and Engineering Ethics, 21, 1587-1608.
  • Minson, V., Dinsmore, C., & Royster, M. (2014). Shared Retention: Addressing library space needs while ensuring continued access to historically significant agricultural collections. Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, 16(1), 60-71.