Todd Michelson-Ambelang

Credentials: Senior Academic Librarian for Scandinavian Humanities and South Asian Studies and ADA Liaison for Public Services

Position title: Memorial Library, UW-Madison Libraries


Phone: (608) 262-3475

416 Memorial Library
728 State St
Madison, WI 53706

I am Senior Academic Librarian at Memorial Library for Scandinavian Humanities and South Asian Studies and a Liaison for Center for the Humanities, and Institute for Research in the Humanities; I am also the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Liaison for Public Services. I earned a BA in German and a certificate in Scandinavian Studies from Arizona State University. I then went on to earn an MA in Scandinavian Philology and an MA in Library and Information Studies 2007. I received my PhD in Scandinavian Philology in 2015. My dissertation was a linguistic and cultural examination of disability as portrayed in Medieval Icelandic genre of the Sagas and Þættir of Icelanders. My academic interests are in linguistics, etymology, lexicography, linguistic patterns, disability studies, readers and readership, history of the book, information accessibility, and studying receptions of the under-represented in the world. I teach as a guest lecturer in the Nordic Unit of the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about or suggestions for our libraries.