Kristin Hoffmann

Kristin HoffmannKristin Hoffman is a Research and Instructional Services Librarian at The D.B. Weldon Library, Western University. She can be reached at khoffma8[at]

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Factors in Academic Librarian Research Success
July 4, 2017
“Research” by Nick Youngson / CC BY-SA 3.0 Canadian academic librarians are increasingly conducting original research as part of our work. Across the country, librarians are also finding ways to support each other as we do our research, such as journal clubs, research days, peer support groups, and more formal research workshops. All three of
Sabbatical Reflections
September 23, 2014
My last column as OCULA President, in the Winter 2013 issue, focused on the benefits of taking time out of our busy days to read and reflect. At the time, I was on a research and study leave (aka sabbatical), so I was doing a lot of reading, reflecting, questioning and writing. In the spirit
OCULA President’s message: Time to read and reflect
December 1, 2013
As I write this, it is November, the middle of the fall academic semester and one of the busiest times of the year for academic librarians and library staff. Our calendars are filled with meetings, classes, desk shifts, deadlines, and more meetings. Our libraries are filled with anxious students who are studying and doing research.
OCULA President’s message: What’s your mentoring experience?
September 1, 2013
In the last issue of InsideOCULA, I asked “what issues stand out for you as challenges for academic librarians?” Your answers are shown in the graph below.   Read the following brief update on some of our activities and how they relate to these issues, and if you consider yourself a mid-career librarian or library
President’s message: Interesting times
May 1, 2013
I don’t know how many times this year I have thought, or heard someone else say, “These sure are interesting times for libraries!” That’s usually meant as a euphemism for bleak, troubled, or never-to-be-the-same (in a bad way). But I try to remind myself that it can also mean exciting and full of opportunity – especially
OCULA/WNYO-ACRL Spring Conference: A bold future for academic libraries
December 1, 2012
“The crisis is over. Move on.” With this, Mike Ridley, keynote speaker at the 2012 OCULA/WNYO-ACRL Spring Conference, started us on a journey to imagine what the future could hold for academic libraries. The conference theme was Bring it On! Shaping the Future of Academic Libraries and the roughly 50 attendees definitely “brought it” over