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K-State Today

January 25, 2012

New content development librarian for architecture and humanities

Submitted by Donna Ekart

Casey Hoeve has joined the K-State Libraries faculty as an assistant professor and content development librarian. His responsibilities focus primarily on developing K-State Libraries’ collection of resources for architecture and the humanities, in both print and electronic formats. Hoeve joins a team of two other content development librarians, Tim Watts and Diana Farmer.

Hoeve comes to K-State from Drexel University where he earned his MLIS degree. His background is in both biomedical sciences and world history, and he hopes to bring a generalist’s view to his work with various departments and faculty across campus. As a content development librarian, Hoeve sees his work as coming to understand faculty’s research interests and bringing a matching support system of resources to campus. Anticipating researchers’ future needs will allow their work to continue uninterrupted.

While Kansas is a change from Hoeve’s native Michigan, he finds it welcoming. “It’s an accepting and scholarly atmosphere on campus,” he said “I’m enjoying the chance to really grow and develop in a position."

“Adding Casey to our faculty rounds out our content development area,” said Lori A. Goetsch, dean of libraries. “Bringing in librarians who are new to the profession helps us stay current with issues and trends, while we offer them a solid mentoring program. It’s a mutual learning opportunity. “

Hoeve can be reached at his office in Hale Library.