Director of Content Services, University of Minnesota Libraries
Kate McCready is the Director of the Content Services department at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Kate provides oversight for the University of Minnesota’s Interlibrary Loan borrowing efforts, facilitating our affiliates reuse of published content through copyright permissions, while also providing publishing services and infrastructure that support the creation, production, and dissemination of UMN faculty and instructor produced digital scholarship. Formerly, she engaged heavily in project management work as the director of Experts@Minnesota which creates profiles for University of Minnesota faculty to allow for research networking and the discovery of our institution’s expertise. She has also been the project manager for EthicShare, a research environment created for the field of bioethics by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Bioethics, University Libraries, and Department of Computer Science that now resides at Johns Hopkins University. In 2017, Kate and Kirsten Clark co-chaired the University Libraries’ Project Management Processes Task Force, which created lightweight project management standards for their organization. Kate is a librarian, with an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.