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Biography 0f the Performer

Melody J. McCotter

Denton, Texas
Melody.McCotter@unt.edu


INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION

 I consider myself a Texan, although I have also lived in Argentina, Arizona, and New Mexico. I taught elementary school after receiving a bachelor's degree, but serendipitously fell into library work. After three wonderful library jobs, I decided to pursue an MLS. I returned to Denton to continue studying at my alma mater, and look forward to putting my knowledge to work.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

M.S. Candidate School of Library and Information Science
Candidate Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services in Libraries
Candidate Graduate Academic Certificate in Storytelling                                           
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences

B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
College of Education


STORYTELLING INTERESTS

I have enjoyed stories since childhood. A deeper appreciation developed through hearing stories from my great-grandfather and grandmother. Writing and reading have always been my passions, and I am now developing a deeper understanding of story in the spoken medium. Topics of particular interest to me included folk tales from many cultures, stories about Nature, and personal or biographical stories.


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

 I am a fluent Spanish speaker and have traveled in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. I enjoy camping, hiking, watching interesting movies, and cooking with friends and family.



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