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NSVRC Blogs by Melissa Powers


Melissa is a Librarian at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. Melissa has experience working in youth corrections as a direct care staff and case manager. She also has experience working in the publishing field as a book buyer. Melissa holds a B.A. from Adams State University of Colorado, an M.S.L.S. in Library Science from Clarion University, and an M.P.S. in Instructional Design through Fort Hayes State University. She is an absolute book lover and enjoys spreading her love for books and the movement to others.

We highlight two children’s books and two adult non-fiction books to help recognize Women’s History Month.

These five books share positive messages and inspiring individuals.

Exercise your freedom to read during Banned Books Week with these titles on gender identity, sexuality, and women's rights.

Learn more about the NSVRC/PCAR Library services and what we have to offer.

Learn about three children’s resources that reflect on Women’s History Month.

This blog highlights three resources celebrating African American figures during Black History Month.

Check out three resources on human trafficking this Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

We highlight three resources focusing on Native American culture in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month.

In celebration of LGBTQ History Month, this blog covers a few resources regarding the history of the LGBTQ community.

We highlight a couple of fantastic films housed in our library collection in honor of Pride Month.