Karla L. Hahn
Office of Scholarly Communication
Association of Research Libraries
Karla L. Hahn is the Director of the Office of Scholarly Communication at the Association for Research Libraries (ARL). ARL provides leadership in the development of effective, extensible, sustainable, and economically viable models of scholarly communication that provide barrier-free access to quality information in support of teaching, learning, research, and service to the community.
Prior to joining the ARL staff in May 2005, Hahn was the Collection Management Team Leader for the University of Maryland Libraries. She has worked previously at the Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Michigan Libraries.
Hahn has a Ph.D from the University of Maryland College of Information Studies, an M.L.S. from Syracuse University, an M.S. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chicago, and a B.S. in Biology and Geology from Wittenberg University. Her writings include the book, Electronic Ecology: A Case Study of Electronic Journals in Context. Hahn has also authored numerous articles, most recently “Tiered pricing: Implications for Library Collections”, published in portal: Libraries and the Academy.