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Melvin Keith Burton

Melvin Keith Burton, American librarian. 3M-JMRT Professional Development grantee JMRT of American Library Association, Chicago, 1978.


  • Burton, Melvin Keith was born on July 21, 1952 in St. Louis. Son of Marvin Everett and Ethel Pernelia (Norrington) Burton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Central Methodist College, 1973. Master of Library Science, University Missouri, 1974.


    • Children's library Natrona County Library., Casper, Wyoming, 1976-1979, Phoenix Public Library., 1979-1981, St. Louis Public Library., 1981-1988, branch library manager, 1988-1990. Supervisor childrens services Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library., Gastonia, North Carolina, 1990-1997. Children's information specialist Public Library.

      Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, since 1997. Member commission on services to children with special needs American Library Association, Chicago, 1977. Member Caldecott Award Committee, Chicago, 1981-1982.

      President Metropolitan Library. Association, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1994.


    • Storyteller (cassettes) Storytelling Kaleidoscope, 1978.


    Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.


    God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.


    Board member, advisory board member Yeatman Community School, St. Louis, 1986-1987. Member Historic Hyde Park, St. Louis, 1987-1990. Board member Hyde Park Housing Organization, St. Louis, 1989-1990.

    Member North Carolina Library. Association (board member children's services section 1990-1996), Metrolina Library. Association, Gaston Chordweavers (vice president membership 1995-1996).



    Barbershop harmony singing, basketball.


    • Married Roberta Lea Stewart, August 24, 1975. Children: Andrew, Melanie.
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    Born July 21, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1973
      Central Methodist College
    • 1974
      University Missouri
    • 1976 - 1979
      Children's library Natrona County Library
      Casper, Wyoming, United States
    • 1979 - 1981
      Children's library Natrona County Library
    • 1981 - 1988
      Children's library Natrona County Library
    • 1990 - 1997
      supervisor childrens services Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library
      Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
    • 1997
      children's information specialist, Public Library Charlotte and Mecklenburg County