- B.A., The College of New Jersey (English)
- M.L.I.S., Rutgers University
- M.A., The College of New Jersey (English)
- Cataloging/Bibliographic Control
- Liaison: English; Film & Media Studies Program; Gender/Sexuality Studies Program; Language, Literatures, and Cultures; Multicultural Studies
Honors & Awards
- 2022 Dominick A. Iorio Faculty Research Award, Rider University
- 2020-2023 MLA Bibliography Fellowship
- 2017 Summer Research Fellowship, Rider University
- 2014 Summer Research Fellowship, Rider University
- 2014 Ziegler-Gee Award, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, Rider University
- 2012 Research Award, New Jersey Library Association, College & University Section (NJLA CUS)
- 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
Literature/Gender & Sexuality Studies/Fan Studies
- Hofmann, Melissa A. 2021. “’Where the Turbot Is King’: Murat’s ‘Le Turbot’ as Modern Fairy-centric Response to d’Aulnoy’s ‘Le Dauphin’.” Marvels & Tales. 35 (1): 3-35.
- Hofmann, Melissa A. 2018. "Johnlock Meta and Authorial Intent in Sherlock Fandom: Affirmational or Transformational?" In "The Future of Fandom," special 10th anniversary issue, Transformative Works and Cultures, no. 28. http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2018.1465.
- Hofmann, Melissa A. 2018. “Upping the Ante: Murat’s ‘Le Turbot’ as Playfully Fairy-centric Response to d’Aulnoy’s ‘Le Dauphin.’’ Presentation at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2018 Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 29-April 1, 2018.
- Hofmann, Melissa A. 2017. “Textual Analysis as Social Activism: Johnlock Meta in the BBC Sherlock Fandom.” Presentation at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2017 Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017.
- Hofmann, Melissa A. 2017. “Archipelagoes of Analysis: Johnlock Meta in the Wide Sherlockian Sea.” Presentation at the College English Association (CEA) 48th Annual Conference, Hilton Head, SC, March 30-April 2, 2017.
- Hofmann, Melissa A. 2014. “The Fairy as Hero(ine) and Author: Representations of Female Power in Murat’s 'Le Turbot'.” Marvels & Tales. 28 (2): 252-277.
Library & Information Science/Information Literacy
- Dalal, Heather A., Amy K. Kimura, and Melissa A. Hofmann. 2015. “Searching in the Wild: Observing Information-Seeking Behavior in a Discovery Tool.” ACRL Conference 2015 Proceedings: 668-675.
- Hsieh, Ma Lei, Patricia H. Dawson, Melissa A. Hofmann, Megan Titus, and Michael Carlin. 2014. "Four Pedagogical Approaches in Helping Students Learn Information Literacy Skills.” Journal of Academic Librarianship. 40(3-4): 234-246. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2014.03.012
- Titus, Megan and Melissa A. Hofmann. 2014. “Writing Research Landscapes: The Impact of Librarian-Composition Instructor Collaboration on Student Writing.” Presentation at the College English Association (CEA) 14th Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD, March 26-28, 2014
- Hsieh, Ma Lei, Melissa A. Hofmann, Pat Dawson, and Megan Titus. 2013. "Research Instruction Through Librarian-Faculty Collaboration Using Engaging Strategies." Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy 2013 Proceedings: 63-64.
- Hofmann, Melissa A. and Sharon Q. Yang. 2012. “‘Discovering’ What’s Changed: A Revisit of the OPACs of 260 Academic Libraries.” Library Hi Tech 30 (2): 253-274.
- Yang, Sharon Q. and Melissa A. Hofmann. 2011. “The Next Generation of Catalogs for Academic Libraries.” Presented at the Ex Libris Northeast User Group (ENUG) 2011 Users Conference, Bridgeport, CT, October 2011.
- Hofmann, Melissa A. and Sharon Q. Yang. 2011. “How Next-Gen RU? A Review of Academic OPACs in the United States and Canada?” Computers in Libraries, (July/August: 26-29.
- Yang, Sharon Q. and Melissa A. Hofmann. 2011. “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): 266-300.
- Hofmann, Melissa A. and Sharon Q.Yang. 2011. “Next Generation? A Snapshot of the Current State of OPACs in North American Academic Libraries.” Session B202: Current OPACS & Next-Gen Systems. Presentation at Computers in Libraries 2011, Washington, D.C., March 21-23, 2011.
- Yang, Sharon Q. and Melissa A. Hofmann. 2010. “The Next-Generation Library Catalog: A Comparative Study of the OPACs of Koha, Evergreen, and Voyager.” Information Technology and Libraries. 29 (3): 141-150.
- Anderson, James D. and Melissa A. Hofmann. 2006. “A Fully Faceted Syntax for Library of Congress Subject Headings.” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 43 (1): 7-38.