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.
- 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.
- Emergency Medicine - This guide offers tools and resources for finding health-related information in emergency medicine at NYU Langone Health.
- Surkis, Alisa; LaPolla, Fred Willie Zametkin; Contaxis, Nicole; Read, Kevin B. Data Day to Day: building a community of expertise to address data skills gaps in an academic medical center. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2017:105(2):185-191.
- Read, Kevin B; LaPolla, Fred Willie Zametkin; Tolea, Magdalena I; Galvin, James E; Surkis, Alisa. Improving data collection, documentation, and workflow in a dementia screening study. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2017:105(2):160-166.
- Read, Kevin. Common Metadata Elements for Cataloging Biomedical Datasets. figshare. 2017.
- Wightman, Rachel S; Read, Kevin B; Hoffman, Robert S. Evidence-Based Management Of Caustic Exposures In The Emergency Department. Emergency medicine practice. 2016:18(5):-.
- Femia, Robert; Wilkens, Christine; Rodriguez, Danielle; Read, Kevin B; Gavin, Nicholas; Caspers, Christopher; Jamin, Catherine. Cost Savings And Palliative Care Referrals From The Emergency Department. Physician leadership journal. 2016:3:8-11.
- Read, Kevin. The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications and Opportunities for Librarians and Information Professionals. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association = Journal de l'Association des bibliotheques de la sante du Canada. 2016:37(1):24-25.
- The Medical Library Association guide to data management for librarians by Federer, Lisa (Ed). Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, . ISBN: 1442264284.
- Surkis, Alisa; Read, Kevin. Research data management. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2015:103(3):154-156.
- Read, Kevin B; Surkis, Alisa; Larson, Catherine; McCrillis, Aileen; Graff, Alice; Nicholson, Joey; Xu, Juanchan. Starting the data conversation: informing data services at an academic health sciences library. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2015:103(3):131-135.
- Read, Kevin B; Sheehan, Jerry R; Huerta, Michael F; Knecht, Lou S; Mork, James G; Humphreys, Betsy L. Sizing the Problem of Improving Discovery and Access to NIH-Funded Data: A Preliminary Study. PLoS one. 2015:10(7):e0132735-e0132735.