Kate Thornhill

Digital Librarian, Archivist, and  Technologist 

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Who is Kate (she/her/hers)?

Throughout her career, Kate has been devoted to the development and sustainability of academic library digital services as a hybrid between a librarian, archivist, and web technologist. Her professional emphasis on cultural heritage archives and scholarly communications has positioned her to be an expert in digital humanities research and classroom partnerships.

Contact Kate

Interested in getting in contact with Kate? You can reach out to her at her  University of Oregon e-mail address

Where does Kate work?

Kate has worked at the University of Oregon Libraries since 2018 and teaches digital libraries and digitization for the University of Denver’s Library and Information Science online graduate program.

Prior to UO Libraries Digital Scholarship Services, she worked at Oregon Health and Science University as the Interim Director of Curatorial Services and Repository Librarian and was a Research and Instruction Digital Scholarship Librarian at Lesley University’s College of Art and Design Library.



Curriculum Vitae

Learn more about Kate’s professional experience, teaching, research, scholarship, and service.

Forthcoming Publications

Making File Names for Digital Archives by Kate Thornhill and Gabriele Hayden, book chapter published in the American College and Research Libraries’s Data Literacy Cookbook, 2022

Afro-Indigenous Women Healers in the Caribbean and Its Diasporas: A Decolonial Digital Humanities Project by Ana Maurine Lara, Alai Reyes Santos, and Kate Thornhill published in Digital Humanities Quarterly Journal special issue “Between DH and Me: Special Issue on Black Studies in/for the Rising Digital Humanities Generation”, 2021

Research Partnerships

PlacePress, a new WordPress plugin for publishing location-based tours and stories led by Cleveland State University’s Public History and Digital Humanities Center funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Oregon Digital: The Redevelopment and Enhance of a Digital Library Platform, funded by Oregon State University Libraries & Press and University of Oregon Libraries 

Community Contributions

Eugene Masonic Cemetery Association, Volunteer Digital Archivist

Rural Organizing Project, Web Team and Archives Volunteer


Professional Service

University of Oregon United Academics, UO Libraries Union Steward

Orbis Cascade Alliance Library Consortium, Unique and Local Content Team Chair 2020-2021