Director of Content Services
Kate McCready is the Director of the Content Services department which is comprised of Interlibrary Loan and the Open Scholarship and Publishing Services [OSPS] unit within the University Libraries. OSPS provides Copyright Permissions Services, and Publishing Services. Kate is responsible for the oversight of the University of Minnesota's borrowing efforts, facilitating our affiliates reuse of published content, while also providing services and infrastructure that support the creation, production, and dissemination of UMN faculty and instructor produced digital scholarship. Formerly, she was the director of the Experts@Minnesota site 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. Kate is a librarian, with an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. At the University of Minnesota, she has served at the reference desk, taught research methodology classes, led a variety of reference and information services, and coordinated several grant projects.