Kristen Hoffman joins the SPU Library staff as our new Psychology and Scholarly Communications Librarian. Learn a little bit about her below in our Q & A interview:
Tell us a little bit about your career background?
I started my library career in the SPU library as an undergraduate student worker in 2000. I knew I wanted to be a librarian one day, so I was so thrilled to work as a student at the circulation desk. Once I graduated, I eventually found a public library job to gain a different library perspective. I went on to work in five public libraries over the course of several years. Most recently I’ve been at Biola University, where I was a Reference and Instruction Librarian.
What are some of the things you’re responsible for as the Psychology and Scholarly Communications Librarian?
I work with the School of Psychology, Family and Community to purchase or subscribe to library resources, teach information literacy sessions, and assist students with research. I am also responsible for the new library role of scholarly communications – issues related to how SPU’s scholarly information is created, disseminated, evaluated, archived, and accessed.
Any new book recommendations?
The digital scholar: how technology is transforming scholarly practice. This is a book I’m reading related to scholarly communications and is a helpful resource on digital scholarship and open education issues.
Welcome to the team, Kristen!