The UCR Library is pleased to welcome Kevin Comerford as our Associate University Librarian for the Digital Library, effective June 3, 2019.
Comerford comes to UC Riverside from the University of New Mexico, where he served as the University Libraries Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication and Director of IT Services.
“The fact that Kevin Comerford is joining the staff of the UCR Library promises to be a game-changer for the UCR community,” said University Librarian Steven Mandeville-Gamble. “Mr. Comerford comes to UCR with great accolades from the University Librarian at the University of New Mexico, who has shared with me that he provided transformational leadership in digital librarianship and digital scholarship for not only that campus but the entire State of New Mexico.”
At UNM, Comerford's work included planning and implementation of the DISC digital initiatives department and a program to provide graduate students with opportunities to work on digital scholarship projects.
Two major initiatives that he managed were the Tony Hillerman Portal and the Rudolfo Anaya Digital Archive. These online resources honor two of New Mexico’s most significant authors and provide access to digitized copies of their manuscripts and papers.
Comerford also taught in the UNM Organizational, Information and Learning Sciences (OI&LS) Program and was the Primary Investigator on numerous grant-funded projects.
Prior to UNM, Comerford was the Group Manager for Media Content Management at Microsoft Corporation, and the Visual Resources Librarian and IT Manager at the Dallas Museum of Art.
His office will be located in the Administration Suite (room 141) of the Tomás Rivera Library.
Please join us in welcoming Kevin to the UCR Library!