Carla Stoffle

Professor Emerita
Carla Stoffle
  • Management
  • Organizational change
  • Funding libraries

Carla Stoffle was Dean of the University of Arizona Libraries from 1991 to 2013. At the same time she held the rank of Professor in The School of Information Resources and Library Science where she intermittently taught the Library Foundations course. From 1999 to 2001, she concurrently served as Interim Director of SIRLS and again in the Fall 2013, she assumed this same role. In FY 2015, she served as Senior Associate Dean for the College of Social and Behavior Sciences.

Prior to coming to Arizona, Stoffle worked at the University of Michigan Libraries as Deputy Director; the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Libraries as reference/instruction librarian, Head of Public Services, Assistant to the Chancellor, and Associate Chancellor for Educational Services; Eastern Kentucky University Libraries as Head of the Government Publications Department; and interned at the University of Kentucky Libraries in acquisitions, reference, government documents, and cataloging.

Stoffle has won several major awards—ALA’s Lippincott Award, Equality Award, Elizabeth Futas Award, Academic Research Librarian of the Year, Miriam Dudley Bibliographic Instruction Librarian of the Year, and Arizona Librarian of the Year. She has published three books and over 60 articles and book chapters, and has given over 130 presentations at professional meetings. Her publications and presentations deal mainly with administration of academic libraries, managing organizational change, budgeting, library instruction, government documents, collections and collections costs, assessment, and diversity.

Stoffle has also been heavily involved in library professional service including serving: on the American Library Association’s Executive Board and ALA Treasurer; President and member of the Board of Directors for ACRL; and on the Executive Boards of the Association of Research Libraries, Amigos, and Center for Research Libraries, in the latter two she also served a term as chair. In all she has served on over 60 professional library association committees.