Yale University Library


Library Staff Directory


(203) 432-3310
Office Location:
Center for Science and Social Science Information
Mailing Address:
219 Prospect Street
P.O. Box 208111
New Haven, CT 06520-8111
Residential College Affiliation:
Subject Guide
Personal Librarian

Melanie Maksin

Librarian for Political Science, International Affairs, Public Policy, and Government Information

Center for Science and Social Science Information

Selector for these areas:

Librarian for these majors:

  • Ethics, Politics and Economics
  • Ethnicity, Race and Migration
  • Global Affairs
  • International Studies
  • Political Science

MLIS, University of Pittsburgh
BA (History), Swarthmore College

Committee Membership
Reference, Instruction, and Outreach [website]

Associations:Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)


"From Ready Reference to Research Conversations: The Role of Instruction in Academic Reference Service." (Carrie Forbes and Jennifer Bowers, eds.) Rethinking Reference for Academic Libraries. : (2015).
"Beyond the Physical Archive: Imagining Primary Source Literacies in the Digital Age." (with Nina Clements) Imagine, Innovate, Inspire: The Proceedings of the ACRL 2013 Conference : (2013).
Available http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/conferences/confsandpreconfs/2013/papers/MaksinClements_Beyond.pdf.