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Associate ProfessorDr. Gretchen Hoffman

940-898-2152       SH 410

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 2008, Emporia State University
Library Science

M.L.S., 2000, Emporia State University
Library Science

B.A., 1995, University of Nevada Reno

Professional Experience

  • Original Cataloger, University of Kansas
  • Adjunct Instructor, Emporia State University
  • Serials Cataloger for Documents, Portland State University


  • At Master’s level: LS 5103 Cataloging and Classification – Quality Matters recognized course
  • At Master’s level: LS 5013 Information Organization and Retrieval
  • At Master’s level: LS 5003 Collection Development
  • At Master’s level: LS 5723 Advanced Cataloging
  • At Master’s level: LS 5143 Technical Services


  • Hoffman, Gretchen L. 2016. "Teaching Ethics in Technical Services: Developing Ethical Thinking and Decision-Making in Knowledge Organization Courses." Presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Boston, Massachusetts, January 5-8.
  • Hoffman, Gretchen L. 2015. “What's the Difference between Soul Food and Southern Cooking? The Classification of Cookbooks in American Libraries.” In Dethroning the Deceitful Pork Chop: Rethinking African American Foodways from Slavery to Obama, edited by Jennifer Jensen Wallach, 61-78. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press.
  • Snow, Karen, and Gretchen L. Hoffman. 2015. “What Makes an Effective Cataloging Course? A Study of the Factors that Promote Learning.” Library Resources & Technical Services 59: 187-99.
  • Hoffman, Gretchen L. 2013. How are cookbooks classified in libraries? An examination of LCSH and LCC. Paper presented at the fourth North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization, Milwaukee, WI. 
  • Hoffman, Gretchen L. 2012. Could the functional future of bibliographic control change cataloging work? An exploration using Abbott. Journal of Library Metadata 12: 111-26.
  • Hoffman, Gretchen L. 2012. Using the Quality Matters rubric to improve online cataloging courses. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 50: 158-71.

Current Service

  • TWU Faculty Senate, 2015 to present
  • TWU Distance Education Advisory Committee, 2016 to present
  • COPE Strategic Planning Committee, 2014 to present
  • Faculty Adviser, Beta Phi Mu; International Library & Information Studies Honor Society, 2014 to present
  • Member and Chair of various SLIS Committees, 2007 to present
  • Alternate Councilor, Cataloging and Metadata Round Table, Texas Library Association, 2013 to present
  • Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, 2012 to present


  • Texas Woman’s University Faculty Development Grant, 2013-2014, $1,000.


  • Distinction in Distance Education Award, Texas Woman’s University, 2013
  • Outstanding Faculty Award for Teacher in Distance Education, TWU College of Professional Education, 2011
  • Beta Phi Mu: International Library & Information Studies Honor Society, 2009

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