Lead, Sciences and Technology Team & Mercer Library
MLS, Library Science, Kent State University
BCE, Civil Engineering, University of Detroit
My foundation is anchored in civil engineering; my career began with the US Army Corps of Engineers; pivoted to a winning NSF grant team providing technology in an urban school district; then as a high school librarian in Toledo, OH. I have work experiences archiving and completing a practicum in technical services at Bowling Green State University. I serve as adjunct faculty for the CUA Department of Library and Information Science.
Previously, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications at the Catholic University of America. This position served as campus resource and advocate for scholarly communications, open access publishing and intellectual property trends and issues. Worked to enlarge the holdings in CUA’s institutional repository and to develop and implement an educational program on campus to increase awareness for copyright and author’s rights, open access, and other scholarly communication issues. Responsibilities at CUA included subject librarian duties for engineering, physics, chemistry and mathematics.
What I do at Mason Libraries
I am Team Lead for Science and Technology Librarians at George Mason University, Fenwick Library and head the Mercer Library on the Science and Technology campus.
I work as the Subject Librarian for Environmental Science (ESP) and Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences (AOES) and Geology (GEOL) across university campuses, including instruction, reference and resource acquisition.
Research focus on library services to multidisciplinary institutes and research centers, including collaboration and outreach.
Hoffman, K. (2016). Digital Toolkit: Essentials for the Researcher of Today and Tomorrow.
Hoffman, K. (2017). We Have Deep Depth: Transitioning to a Library Team. In Virginia Library Association Professional Associates Forum.
Hoffman, K. (2018). Scholarly Connections: Leveraging Citation Data to Highlight Faculty Research Trends. Bibliometrics & Research Assessment Symposium 2018 at NIH. URI
Hoffman, K. (2019). Beyond Bibliometrics: Understanding Library Services in Multidisciplinary Research. Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference. URI