Karla Strieb (nee Hahn) is Associate Director for Collections, Technical Services, and Scholarly Communication at the Ohio State University Libraries. As a tenured faculty member within the Libraries, she is responsible for a range of functions including publishing and disseminating digital content, acquiring and making accessible new print and electronic publications, and managing millions of volumes of analog works. Prior to April 2011, she worked at the Association of Research Libraries’ (ARL) leading its newest strategic direction, Transforming Research Libraries, which focuses on new and expanding roles for ARL libraries. Dr. Strieb joined ARL in 2005 when she assumed leadership of ARL’s Office of Scholarly Communication. She shifted her programmatic leadership to transforming research library roles in April 2009.
Prior to joining the ARL staff, Dr. Strieb was the Collection Management Team Leader for the University of Maryland Libraries. She worked previously at the Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Michigan Libraries.
Dr. Strieb earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland College of Information Studies, an M.L.S. from Syracuse University, an M.S. from the University of Chicago, and a B.S. from Wittenberg University. Her writings include the book, Electronic Ecology: A Case Study of Electronic Journals in Context and numerous articles on issues relating to digital communication and library services.