Work Experience

Associate Fellow

NYU Health Sciences Libraries, NYU Langone Medical Center

September 2013 — present

Associate Fellow

National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

September 2012 — August 2013

Student Reference and Instructional Librarian

UBC Library – Biomedical Branch Library, University of British Columbia

April 2011 – July 2012

Embedded Librarian

BC Women’s & Children’s Hospital – Developmental Centre for Child Health

January 2012 – July 2012

Instructional Workshop & Technology Consultant (professional experience)

BC Provincial Medical Library Service – College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC)

November 2011 – July 2012

Student Reference and Instructional Librarian 

UBC Library – Science and Engineering Library, University of British Columbia

September 2010 – July 2012

Graduate Research Assistant 

GRAND Research Project, University of British Columbia

May 2010 – May 2012

Workshop Curriculum Project Consultant 

UBC Centre for Health Care Management (CHCM)

May 2011 – December 2011

Archival Assistant (professional experience)

Vancouver Art Gallery

May 2011 – August 2011 


University of British Columbia (UBC)
Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) 

University of British Columbia
Master of Archival Science (MAS)

University of Victoria, Faculty of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours
History of Art (distinction) – Islamic Art and Architecture


Barsky E, Giustini D, Read K. Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley: A three-way comparison of tools. Presented at the University of British Columbia; 2011 Aug 15-16; Vancouver, BC. Available from:

Barsky E, Read K, Greenwood, A. Teaching matters: increasing library visibility through integrated classroom instruction. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. 2011;6(1). 

Berzowska J, Read K, Freund L. Emerging genres in online news. Presented at the 2011 GRAND conference, Vancouver, BC. 

Freund L, Berzowska J, Lee J, Read K, Schiller H. Digging into Digg: Genres of online news. Proceedings of the 2011 iConference (pp. 674-675). Presented at the iConference ’11, Seattle, WA: ACM. 

Giustini D, Read K. An introduction to social media for health care managers in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Centre for Health Care Management; 2011 Sept 10. Available from:

Read K, Giustini D. Social media for health care managers (HCMs): creating a workshop in collaboration with the UBC Centre for Health Care Management. 2011;32(3): 157-163. 

Read K, Creamer A, Kafel D, Martin, E. Building an eScience Thesaurus for Librarians: A Collaboration between the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region and an Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine. Journal of eScience Librarianship. 2013;2(2).

Read K. Building a portal of  NIH data sharing policies and repositories: A contribution to the data sharing effort at the NIH. Presented at the Medical Library Association annual conference: 2013 May; Boston, MA.

Read K. Building an NIH Data Catalog: Bit by Bit. Proceedings of the 2013 the Board of Regents Meeting. National Library of Medicine: 2013 Sep; Bethesda, MD.

Sheehan J, Read K. Developing an inventory of NIH data sharing policies and repositories: A contribution to the NIH-wide Big Data discussion. Presented at the trans-NIH Biomedical Informatics Coordinating (BMIC) Committee meeting: 2012 Dec 5; Bethesda, MD.

Professional Memberships

National Institutes of Health Big Data to Knowledge Initiative (BD2K), Member

Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA/ABSC), Professional Member

Co-president, Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA/ABSC), Student Chapter, 2011-2012

Communications Director, Special Library Association (SLA), Student Chapter, 2011-2012

Highly Qualified Personnel, Graphics, Animation and New Media Research Network (GRAND)

Medical Library Association (MLA), Professional Member

MLA Mid Atlantic Chapter, Professional Member

Wiki advisory member, HLWIKI Canada – A wiki for health librarians (