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Melinda Holmes

Director of Library Services

Melinda became Darlington’s director of library services in 2006. She holds a B.S. from James Madison University (Va.) and an M.S. in School Librarianship from Longwood University (Va.) Melinda is also the Textbook Coordinator for the school. Melinda is past treasurer of the Association of Independent School Librarians Board of Directors and past president and program coordinator of the Georgia Independent School Librarians Board of Directors. She also serves on the One Book Many Voices Committee for Rome and Floyd County. Melinda and her husband Marcus, live on campus. She is the mother of Addie and Julia (’18).

College Education
B.S. James Madison University
M.S. Longwood University

"Flexible Fridays" are HERE!

Upper School | Melinda Holmes, April 17, 2020
The remaining four Fridays of the year will have a different feel and focus starting this week. Fridays are now a time for our community to connect, to feel empowered and to engage in a variety of activities.

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Holmes serving as chair of AISL annual conference in Atlanta

April 7, 2018
Two years ago, Melinda Holmes, Darlington’s director of library services, was tapped to chair the 2018 conference for the Association of Independent School Librarians which will be held in Atlanta, Ga. April 18-20.

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“To Kill a Mockingbird” actress to speak at Darlington

February 26, 2018
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, Darlington School’s Upper School students and special guests will hear from Mary Badham, the actress who portrayed “Scout” in the 1962 film version of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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Newly redesigned Cornwell Room unveiled at ribbon-cutting ceremony

May 5, 2017
The Cornwell Computer Center, also known as the Cornwell Room, has been an adaptive learning space in the McCallie-Kennedy Library at Darlington School since its construction. Today, senior Noah Woford cut the ribbon on the newly redesigned Cornwell Room and unveiled the space to classmates as well as the Board of Trustees.

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Holiday Book Recommendations 2016

Library Services | Melinda Holmes, December 16, 2016
Looking for a suggestion for what to read over the break? Check out what our librarians are recommending.

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Olympic Games exhibit coming to Darlington School

December 14, 2016
Darlington School is pleased to partner with Synovus, Millennium Gate Museum, Hearst Castle, Michael C. Carlos Museum and Oglethorpe University to bring "The Games: Ancient Olympia to Atlanta to Rio" exhibit to Darlington’s McCallie-Kennedy Library Jan. 10 through March 3.

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Darlington Celebrates its Alumni/Faculty Authors

Library Services | Melinda Holmes, May 11, 2016
At Darlington, we are proud of our published alumni and former faculty members. A special display case in the McCallie-Kennedy Library contains a variety of works on different subject matter by members of the school Community.

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Author Candace Fleming visits Darlington on April 22

Library Services | Melinda Holmes, April 2, 2016
We are happy to announce that author Candace Fleming will be visiting with our ELA-8 students on Friday, April 22! Candace Fleming awarded herself the Newbery Medal in fifth grade after scraping the gold sticker off the class copy of "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" and pasting it onto her first novel—a 10-page, 10-chapter mystery called "Who Done It?"

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Recommended Reads for the Holiday Break

Library Services | Melinda Holmes, December 16, 2015
What better way to spend the holidays than reading a good book! Darlington's library services department shares their top literary picks for all ages for over the break.

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Subscription Databases: The GPS for Research

Library Services | Melinda Holmes, November 17, 2015
When conducting research, Google can't get you there without "road blocks." Instead, start with Darlington’s subscription databases, where you will have access to a wide variety of factual, peer-reviewed, full-text articles.

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