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Hi, I’m Kate

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Kate has worked in digital media services for 7 different universities over her career. Her expertise in information communication technologies and digital assets management has given her a breadth of knowledge implementing library digital services. She has managed and developed over 30 digital projects including web-based exhibits, online archives, and data repositories. Collectively over the past 10 years, she has managed, supervised, and mentored over 20 employees including library staff and project developers.

As a nationally recognized digital libraries expert, Kate has been invited to lecture at the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management and to serve as a peer reviewer for the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). In 2019 she was appointed as the incoming chair-elect for the Unique and Local Content (ULC) team under the Orbis Cascade Alliance, an academic library consortium with over 30 institutional partners.

In her current role as the Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Oregon, Kate is the operations manager for the Knight Library’s Digital Research, Education, and Media (DREAM) Lab. She leads project management for grant-funded digital humanities initiatives and is the technology service manager for the library’s cultural heritage repository, Oregon Digital. In addition to these responsibilities, Kate supports faculty and students by offering technology-intensive scholarly communications workshops.

Outside of work, Kate enjoys gardening, art-making, and whale watches.