Karen Tatarka

Karen Tatarka

Hartford Campus Library Director

Pronouns She | Her | Hers  

Location Hartford

Karen Tatarka is Director of the UConn Hartford Campus Library. She has worked in both public and academic libraries, including the Weston Public Library, Wilton Library, Jeremy Richard Library at UConn Stamford, and Auburn University Libraries. She was drawn to librarianship by a desire to connect people with information, and actively works with library stakeholders to grow collections, services, and collaborative programs to integrate the library into the community. 

 Karen holds an MLS from Southern Connecticut State University and an MA in English Literature from Fordham University. She is active in professional organizations at the local and State level. She currently serves as Chair of the State Library’s Advisory Council for Library Planning and Development (ACLPD) and is on the steering committee for CT Libraries and Partners for Digital Equity (CTLPDE).