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An Interview with Carl Hoff, Management Analyst

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Today’s interview is with Carl Hoff, a management analyst in the Office of the Assistant Law Librarian for Operations and Planning, who joined the Law Library team in April 2018 from the Department of Energy. 

Carl Hoff in the great hall of the Library of Congress.
Carl Hoff. Photo by Donna Sokol.

Describe Your Background

I grew up in Annapolis and moved to Nashville to complete my B.S. and M.Ed. at Vanderbilt University.

What is your academic/professional history?

After graduation, I moved back to the Washington, D.C. area and began work at the Department of Energy where I spent eight years working in performance management, at both the program and corporate level.  Then I joined the Law Library’s Administrative Operations unit.

 How would you describe your job to other people?

I work to increase the quality and visibility of the Law Library’s performance measures.  My goal is to better connect the performance management aspects of the Law Library to the annual budget request, as well as to the Library of Congress’ strategic plan, mission, and vision.

 Why did you want to work at the Law Library of Congress?

Coming from the executive branch, I wanted to see a different side of the public sector, and broaden my experience to include a much more user-centered agency that has a larger focus on academia and research.

 What is the most interesting fact you have learned about the Law Library? 

The Law Library operates as the de facto national law library, and serves all sorts of customers in both the public and private sectors, cataloging materials from around the world and offering services to a myriad of domestic and international stakeholders.

 What is something most of your co-workers do not know about you?  

I love comics and part of the reason I am interested in the Library is their excellent pop-culture collections!  

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