Kevin Butterfield became University Librarian at the University of Richmond in 2012. Prior to that he served as Interim University Librarian (2011-2012) and Director of Bibliographic and Digital Services (2009-2012). Before coming to the University of Richmond, he worked as a librarian at the College of William & Mary, the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, the University of Michigan and Indiana University, Bloomington.
Mr. Butterfield is interested in how digital technologies shape libraries, pedagogy, and information environments and how that in turn shapes future library service provision. He works closely with campus scholarly communities and these interactions inform his thinking regarding the possibilities for digital scholarship to enable generative research techniques in the arts and humanities and ways in which libraries may develop campus and national digital platforms to widen access to cultural heritage and research, as well as exploring ways to train students and enable researchers to take up and embed new methods in scholarly communication.
His current work focuses on digital scholarship and methods for developing supports (people, policies, technologies, communities) for scholarly infrastructure. This includes work to develop, sustain, and integrate digital scholarship across campus, regional and national communities and by fostering within organizations an environment of progressive collaboration made possible in the digital age