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Melody May Hainsworth

Melody May Hainsworth, Canadian library and information scientist, researcher. Student Leader Bursaries Simon Fraser University scholar, 1966-1968; Heriot-Watt University Wilson scholar Dalhousie University, 1974; recipient Woman of Distinction award American Association of University Women, 1999, Women of Distinction, Tempo International, Naples, 2005, Woman of Style, 2005.


  • Hainsworth, Melody May was born on May 13, 1946 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, Simon Fraser University, 1968. Master of Library Science, Dalhousie University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1992.


    • Library. Department Education of Tanzania, Mbeya, 1969—1972, Department of Education of Zambia, Mwinilunga, 1972—1974. Law library, departmental library Department of Attorney General of Nova Scotia, Halifax, 1975—1977. Regional library Provincial Court Libraries Department of Attorney General of Alberta, Calgary, 1977—1980, Southern Alberta Law Society library, 1980—1989.

      Director libraries Keiser College, Tallahassee, 1992—1993. Vice president information resources and services Hodges University, Naples, 1993—2005. With HMSMG Management Group, Coquitlam, Canada, since 2005.

      Census manager Statistics Canada, 2005—2006. Institution officer Private Career Training Institute Agency, since 2006. President The Virtual library Service, CAR, since 2009.

      Census manager Statistics Canada, 2005^. Adjunct instructor School Library and Information Studies Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1990-1991, library consultant, since 2004. Speaker in field; accreditation specialist library.

      Co-founder Naples Free-Net, president since 1993. Co-founder World Class Academy, researcher law and information science. Member faculty Practising Law Institute.

      Active Women's Political Caucus. Evaluator Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/COC, 1999-2005. Evaluator ACICS; member external review panel American Library Association/COA, since 1999.

      Speaker Practising Law Institute. Institution officer Private Career Teaching Institute Agency.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Co-chair advisory committee education and technical committee Florida State Board Indiana Colleges and Universities, 1993-2001. Founding member Public Access to Law of Florida, since 1990. Member executive board Calgary Legal Guidance, 1985-1989, vice chairman, 1988-1989, honorary life member.

    Technical grant committee Collier County Education Foundation, 1994-1996, secretary/webmaster World Class Collier, superintendent search committee, 1998. Chair education committee East Naples Civic Association, 1998. Board directors Seacrest Country Day School, 1996-2002.

    Manager local census office Statistics Canada Census, 2006. Member Special Libraries Assn (president 1994-1995), Association Online Professionals, Florida State Court and County Libraries Association, Tallahassee Law Libraries Association, Florida Library. Association, Association Library and Information Science Education, Alberta Legal Archives Society (honorary life), Collier County Bar Association, Women's Political Caucus (webmaster since 1999), Tempo International (board directors, Named Woman of Distinction 2005), Naples Press Club (board directors), Women in Business Vancouver.



    Squash, hiking, travel.


    • Married Robert John Hainsworth, January 6, 1968. Children: Kaleeg William, Shane Alan.
    • spouse: Robert John Hainsworth
    • children: Kaleeg William Hainsworth
    • Shane Alan Hainsworth
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    Born March 13, 1946
    (age 70)
    • 1968
      Simon Fraser University
    • 1976
      Dalhousie University
    • 1992
      Florida State University
    • 1969 - 1972
      Library Department Education of Tanzania
      Mbeya, United Republic of Tanzania
    • 1972 - 1974
      Library Department Education of Tanzania
    • 1977 - 1980
      regional library Provincial Court Libraries Department of Attorney, General of Alberta
      Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • 1980 - 1989
      regional library Provincial Court Libraries Department of Attorney, General of Alberta
    • 1992 - 1993
      director, libraries Keiser College
      Tallahassee, Florida, United States
    • 1993 - 2005
      vice president, information resources and services Hodges University
      Naples, Florida, United States
    • 2005
      with HMSMG Management, Group
      Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
    • 2005 - 2006
      census manager, Statistics Canada
    • 2006
      institution officer, Private Career Training Institute Agency
    • 2009
      president, The Virtual Library Service
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