Kate Thornhill (she/her/hers) 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 master’s degree program. She received her master’s degree in library and information science from Simmons University in 2013. Throughout her career, she has been devoted to developing and sustaining digital services as a hybrid between a librarian, archivist, and web technologist. Her specializations are digital library services, digital special collections and archives, digital humanities project development and management, digital cultural heritage engagement and education, and working with humanists to advance their open digital scholarship praxis. 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 the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Lesley University's College of Art and Design Library.
Curriculum Vitae: Kate's CV
"Afro-Indigenous Women Healers in the Caribbean and Its Diasporas: A Decolonial Digital Humanities Project" by Alai Reyes-Santos, Ana-Maurine Lara, and Kate Thornhill. Digital Humanities Quarterly Article (2021)
"Union Stewardship: A Space for Mid-Career Librarian Leadership" by Kate Thornhill, Elizabeth Peterson, and Ann Shaffer. Thriving as a Mid-Career Librarian: Identity, Advocacy, and Pathways, edited by Brandon West and Elizabeth Galoozis, American College and Research Libraries. (2022)
"Making File Names for Digital Exhibits" by Kate Thornhill and Gabriele Hayden. ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook, edited by Meryl Brodsky and Kelly Getz, American College and Research Libraries. (2022)
PNW Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This grant supports the creation of a Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute based in the Center for Environmental Futures at the UO. The new Institute will serve as a regional platform for racial and climate justice. The Just Futures Institute’s research clusters, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, mobilize environmental humanities scholarship, teaching, and community connections to work toward anti-racist, climate resilient futures in the Pacific Northwest, mostly in rural areas but also in urban communities beset by gentrification, displacement, and seismic demographic change. (Digital Scholarship Librarian at UO, 2021-2024).
PlacePress, a new WordPress plugin for publishing location-based tours and stories funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. A collaboration with Cleveland State University Public History and Digital Humanities Center (User Experience Lead at UO, 2020-2021)
Enhance of UO Libraries/Jordan Schnitzer Museum Collaborations, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project provided incentives and direct support for UO faculty members who want to collaborate with the JSMA and the UO Libraries to incorporate library/museum assets into their teaching and research. (Digital Projects Librarian at UO, 2018-2019)
Public Health in Oregon: Accessing Historical Data for Scientific Discovery, funded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). The project provides public access to digitized rare and unique materials related to public health in Oregon, as well as open access to the structured datasets they contain. The library is presenting the results in a digital collection of 351 items, as well as a narrative exhibit of original research on the history of public health in Oregon. (Interim Digital Project Manager at Oregon Health and Science University, 2016)
“Ancient Teachings, Modern Methods: Using Open Pedagogy to Disseminate Traditional Ecological Knowledge”. Open/Social/Digital Humanities Pedagogy Training and Mentorship,” a Virtual Conference of the ADHO Special Interest Group for Digital Humanities Pedagogy and Training at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. June 2021 (Online with: Michelle Scalise Sugiyama, University of Oregon)
“Subject and Functional Specialist Collaboration in the Remote Classroom”, 15th Annual Oregon Information Literacy Summit. (Online with: Andrew Wang, University of Oregon)
"A New and Improved Oregon Digital”, Northwest Archivist Annual Meeting, May 2021 (Online: with Chris Petersen, Oregon State University
“Oregon Digital: Reimagined for Reuse”, Texas Digital Library Conference 2021, May 2021. (Online with Chris Petersen, Oregon State University)
"The Role of Service Managers in Redeveloping Oregon Digital," Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference, November 6, 2020. (Online: with Chris Petersen, Oregon State University)
Power & Respect: Giving Intellectual Property Rights Back to Vulnerable Communities, Visual Resources Association 2021 (Online with: April Hathcock (NYU), Sriba Kwadjovie Quintana (SFMOMA), and Meredith Hale (University of Tennessee))