Melissa Chomintra


As the Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Social Sciences and Geospatial Data I support faculty and students in Tulane University's social sciences departments in the discovery, evaluation, and use of information resources. In addition, I teach in the course-integrated library instruction and workshop program, provide research consultations, and prepare online guides and other instruction aids as appropriate. I provide GIS support in the form of instruction, workshops, research consultations, and outreach across campus. I am responsible for collection development for assigned social sciences subject areas. I participate in the library team focused on instruction and collaborate with counterparts in the humanities and sciences to ensure a consistent approach to instruction, research support, and outreach. In collaboration with the Coordinator for Scholarly Resources for the Social Sciences I provide and promote social sciences-related resources and workshops.
Degree Type: 
Degree Major: 
Library and Information Science
Degree Institution: 
Kent State
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Degree Type: 
Degree Major: 
Criminal Justice
Degree Institution: 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Professional Affiliations
American Library Association
Sub Group: 
Association of College and Research Libraries
Anthropology and Sociology Section
Professional Activity
The Anthropology and Sociology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Currents • Resource Review – Criminal Justice Abstracts, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Sage Criminology

Poster Presentation American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA • Spatial Distribution of Police Use of Force
Professional Interests
Geographic Information Systems
Information Seeking Behavior
Lived Experience of Academics from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds