Associate Professor - Librarian

Department Name 
Moore Library

Office Location 
Moore Library 329
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Education

  • B.A., The College of New Jersey (English)
  • M.L.I.S., Rutgers University
  • M.A., The College of New Jersey (English)

Responsibilities

  • Cataloging/Bibliographic Control
  • Liaison to English Department and Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of 2014 Summer Research Fellowship, Rider University
  • Recipient of 2014 Ziegler-Gee Award, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, Rider University
  • Recipient of 2012 Research Award, New Jersey Library Association, College & University Section (NJLA CUS)
  • Recipient of 2012 Summer Research Fellowship, Rider University
  • Coauthor of winning article selected for the 2012 CALA (Chinese American Librarians Association) Jing Liao Award for the Best Research in All Media

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Hofmann, Melissa A. “The Fairy as Hero(ine) and Author: Representations of Female Power in Murat’s 'Le Turbot'.” Marvels & Tales. 28.2 (2014). Forthcoming.
  • Hsieh, Ma Lei, Patricia H. Dawson, Melissa A. Hofmann, Megan Titus, and Michael Carlin "Four Pedagogical Approaches in Helping Students Learn Information Literacy Skills.” Journal of Academic Librarianship. 40.3-4 (2014): 234-246. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2014.03.012
  • Titus, Megan and Melissa A. Hofmann. “Writing Research Landscapes: The Impact of Librarian-Composition Instructor Collaboration on Student Writing.” College English Association (CEA) 14th Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD (Mar. 2014)
  • Hsieh, Ma Lei, Melissa A. Hofmann, Pat Dawson, and Megan Titus. "Research Instruction Through Librarian-Faculty Collaboration Using Engaging Strategies." 5th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (Feb. 2013)
  • Hofmann, Melissa A. and Sharon Q. Yang. “‘Discovering’ What’s Changed: A Revisit of the OPACs of 260 Academic Libraries.” Library Hi Tech 30.2 (2012). 253-274.
  • Yang, Sharon Q. and Melissa A. Hofmann. “The Next Generation of Catalogs for Academic Libraries.” Ex Libris Northeast User Group (ENUG) 2011 Users Conference, Bridgeport, CT (Oct. 2011).
  • Hofmann, Melissa A. and Sharon Q. Yang. “How Next-Gen RU? A Review of Academic OPACs in the United States and Canada?” Computers in Libraries (July/August 2011): 26-29.
  • Yang, Sharon Q. and Melissa A. Hofmann. “Next Generation or Current Generation? A Study of the OPACs of 260 Academic Libraries in the United States and Canada.” Library Hi Tech 29.2 (2011): 266-300.
  • Hofmann, Melissa A. and Sharon Q.Yang. “Next Generation? A Snapshot of the Current State of OPACs in North American Academic Libraries.” Session B202: Current OPACS & Next-Gen Systems. Computers in Libraries 2011, Washington, D.C. (Mar. 2011).
  • Yang, Sharon Q. and Melissa A. Hofmann. “The Next-Generation Library Catalog: A Comparative Study of the OPACs of Koha, Evergreen, and Voyager.” Information Technology and Libraries. 29.3 (2010): 141-150.
  • Anderson, James D. and Melissa A. Hofmann. “A Fully Faceted Syntax for Library of Congress Subject Headings.” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 43.1 (2006): 7-38.