Kevin Read, MLIS, MAS

Contact Info

  • Title: Data Services Librarian and Lead, Data Discovery
  • Phone: 212-263-8085
  • Email:

Kevin Read is the Lead of Data Discovery and Data Services Librarian. He leads the NYU Data Catalog project; an initiative to make research datasets created and used by NYU researchers more discoverable. This project is also a multi-site collaboration that involves seven academic institutions working to improve the discoverability of institutional research data.

Kevin provides training and research support to faculty, residents and staff on topics including: clinical research data management, REDCap, reproducibility, and data sharing. He also provides data education on a national scale to other health sciences libraries interested in developing data services. His areas of expertise include research data management, data standards, REDCap, metadata, data sharing, and data education.

Kevin is a former Associate Fellow from the NIH’s National Library of Medicine. He received his Master of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS) and Master of Archival Science (MAS) from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Subject Guides

  • Basic Science Toolkit
    This toolkit was created for researchers working in basic science at NYU Langone Health. It provides information on accessing literature offsite, finding grants, utilizing research and publication-tracking tools, and locating protocols.

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