About Starr

Information is the currency of democracy. ~ Thomas Jefferson

As Director of Planning & Assessment, Dr. Starr Hoffman coordinates assessment and data reporting across the UNLV Libraries to support decision-making, improve services, and lead strategic planning. Her scholarship includes an edited book, six book chapters, five peer-reviewed articles, and 28 refereed presentations. She was awarded the 2017 UNLV Libraries’ Outstanding Library Faculty Scholarship Award in recognition of her contribution to the profession. Her work draws on her expertise in research support and data analysis accumulated during her decade-long career at UNLV and two prior R1 institutions. She holds a PhD in Higher Education (2012), a Master’s in Library Science (2006), and a MA in Art History (2004). Her dissertation studied the leadership and educational attainment of academic library deans.

This website hosts Starr’s ePortfolio (where you can view her experienceeducation,  professional development, and other activities) and archived blog posts. You can also view Starr’s work at her UNLV faculty website.

Research Interests

  • Academic Library Leadership & Administration
  • Library Assessment (Impact of Libraries on Student & Faculty Outcomes)
  • Strategic Planning
  • New Models of Research Support