Melissa Levine, Adjunct Faculty

Melissa Levine is Lead Copyright Officer at the University of Michigan Library providing guidance on copyright policy and practice in the university context, who has wide-ranging experience in museum policy and management. She was the Exhibits and Outreach Librarian, University of Michigan Library (2008); Acting Director, Frost Art Museum, Florida International University (2007); Associate Director for Finance and Administration at the Wolfsonian Museum (2003-2007); and Acting Curator of the World Bank’s Art program (2001-2003). At the Smithsonian Institution, she handled licensing and contract negotiations for publishing, product development, electronic rights, audiovisual media, exhibitions, and festivals (1990-1996). Ms. Levine was Assistant General Counsel and Legal Advisor for the Library of Congress’ National Digital Library Project, working on cutting-edge issues of digital preservation and Internet access for American history primary materials in print, text, image, music, sound recordings, and film media (1996-2001). She developed copyright and other rights and permissions policies for worldwide dissemination of collections online, advised senior management on intellectual property and related business and strategic issues.

Ms. Levine holds a B.A. from Emory University (history and art history) and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.