Geeky Artist Librarian

Librarian by trade, geek by choice, artist by nature.

About… Dr. Starr Hoffman

I’m an academic librarian working with journalism, social media, and supporting data-intensive research. I’m a NYC transplant, born in California and raised in Texas, and spent 2012 in Kharkov, Ukraine¬†finishing … Continue reading


Open Source vs. Open Access (vs. Free)

The near-simultaneous rise of interest in open source and open access in the context of academic libraries has made these concepts ripe for confusion. Adding to the confusion is the … Continue reading

2014.06.26 · Leave a comment

Insert Synonym for “Update” Here

I’ve been slowly plugging away at a few posts on my job hunt strategies. It may be a bit longer before I put them up here, simply because I have … Continue reading

2013.10.02 · 2 Comments

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Rainy autumn morning at #columbia. #worklife #seasons #rain

Today we had a glut of false fire alarms across campus--but apparently the Butler Library one was legit! (Melting computer equipment, was the rumor anyway.) It's been dealt with, apparently, they're letting everyone back in now.

Our second fire alarm in less than a week... Hope this is a drill, too! #millingaround #worklife

Manhattan Bridge--Brooklyn Bridge off in lower right. #bridges #architecure #nyc #playingtourist #latergram #blue

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