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VIVA: Staff Page - Katara

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

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VIVA Central Office:

Director: Genya O'Gara

E-Resources Librarian: Summer Durrant

Budget & Operations Manager: Cutrice Harris

Events & Outreach Coordinator: Katara Hofmann

Digital Publishing Coordinator: Jessica Kirschner

Assessment & E-Resources Program Analyst: Sophie Rondeau

Open and Sustainable Learning Coordinator: Stephanie Westcott



Katara Hofmann

Events & Outreach Coordinator

Katara Hofmann (she/her/hers) joined VIVA Libraries in July 2023. As the Events and Outreach Coordinator, she assists in bringing the many VIVA events, meetings, and fora to life! 

Before joining VIVA, Katara held various roles in George Mason University Libraries including Access Services Training Coordinator; Info Services Reference, Research, and Instruction Specialist; and, most recently, Teaching and Learning Peer Referral Coach Manager. Her research is deeply rooted in anti-racism; she has presented on anti-racist library instruction, research methods, and student worker recruiting and managing practices.

Katara studied viola performance at George Mason University. In her personal life, she runs an event planning company and teaches violin, viola, and voice.


Phone: 703-993-3706