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Karen Butter

Staff Profile

Title: 
University Librarian and Assistant Vice Chancellor
Department: 
Administration

Contact Information

Phone: 
476-8293
Fax: 
476-4653
Address: 

Library and Center for Knowledge Management
University of California, San Francisco
530 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0840

Selected Papers & Publications: 

Persily GL, Butter KA, "Re-envisioning and Redesigning 'a Library for the Fifteenth through Twenty-first centuries': a case study on loss of space from the Library and Center for Knowledge Management, University of California San Francisco." Journal of the Medical Library Association.  2010 Jan:98(1):44-8

Butter KA.  Panel Presentation:  3rd Annual Lecture on the Evidence Base supported by StatRef -- Open Access and the Evidence Base -- the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  Presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, Honolulu. May 19, 2009 

Butter KA, Schmidt H. "Creating an Academic 'Home' for Clinical & Translational Research: Library Roles." Presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, Philadelphia, May 18-23, 2007.

Butter KA, Neilsen KN, Glantz S, Schick S. "Providing Access to Unpublished Industry Research." Poster presented at the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Fourth Annual Symposium, May 2005.

Schmidt H, Butter KA, Rider C. "Building Digital Tobacco Industry Document Libraries at the University of California, San Francisco Library/Center for Knowledge Management." D-Lib Magazine. September 2002.

Other information: 

Honors and Awards

Medical Library Assocation. Frank Bradway Rogers Award - Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, 2007
NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Mentor, 2003 - 2004
Distinguished Member, MLA Academy of Health Information Professionals, 1990 -
Who's Who in America, 63rd edition, 2009
Who's Who of American Women, 2009

Fellow, Medical Library Association, 2011

Grants
C. Research Support

Principal Investigator, Improving Access to Industry and Tobacco Control  Resources, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (20CA-0107), 8/11 – 7/12.
Principal Investigator, Produce reports for the FDA Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee: Use of Menthol as a Cigarette Additive, FDA (HHSN261201000035I),  4/10 – 10/10
Principal Investigator, Preserving At-Risk Tobacco Control Policy Resources. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (17RT-0089)  7/08-6/11
Principal Investigator, Updating Content into the UCSF Legacy Tobacco Documents Library.  NCI Contract, 10/08-10/09
Principal Investigator, Preserving At-Risk Tobacco Control Policy Resources. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (17RT-0089) 7/08 - 6/11
Principal Investigator, Updating Content into the UCSF Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. NCI Contract, 10/08 - 10/09
Principal Investigator, Preserving At-Risk Tobacco Control Policy Resources. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, 7/04 - 6/07
Principal Investigator, FAMRI Digital Library of Documents. Flight Attendants Medical Research Foundation, 6/03 - 1/06
Principal Investigator, Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. American Legacy Foundation, 2001 -
Principal Investigator, Proposition 99 Archives. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (9RT-0135), 4/01 - 4/02
Principal Investigator, Tobacco Control Digital Library. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (8RT-0043), 7/99 - 6/03
Principal Investigator, Tobacco Control Archives: Mangini Documents. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (7ST-0199), 7/98 - 1/99
Principal Investigator. Biosites Evaluation Project. PHS/National Library of Medicine Contract NO1-LM-6-3527, 9/97 - 3/98
Principal Investigator, Proposition 99 Archives. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (6SP-0455), 7/98 - 6/00

Institutional Committees - University of California, San Francisco

Western Association of Schools and College Accreditation Steering Committee, 2006 - 2010
Academic Information Systems Board, 2006 -
Education Systems Advisory Committee, 2008 -
Joint IT Governance Committee, 2001 -
Academic Computing Advisory Committee, Chair, 2001 - 2005
LCME Self Study Task Force, 2001 - 2003
Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women Committee, 2007 - 2008

Institutional Committees - University of California

Academic Council Special Committee on Scholarly Communication, 2004 - 2006
Standing Committee on Copyright, 2000 - 2003
University Librarians, 2000 -
     - Chair, 2003 - 2005
     - Systemwide Operations and Planning Committee, 1999 - 2000
     - UC Next Generation Melvyl Executive Committee
     - Chair, 2007 -
Northern California Regional Library Board
     - Chair, 2001 - 2004
Shared Library Facilities Board
     - Chair, 2005 - 2008
Systemwide Scholarly Library and Information Advisory Committee
     - Member, 2005 -

Professional Committees
AAMC, Association of American Health Sciences Libraries

Board of Directors, 2010-

Program and Education Committee
     - Member, 2001 - 2004
     - Chair, 2002 - 2003
Statistics Editorial Board, 2001 - 2005
Ad Hoc Committee on Scholarly Communication, 2003 - 2005
Scholarly Communication Committee
     - Member, 2004 - 2009
     - Chair, 2006 - 2009
Chicago Collaborative, Member, 2008 -2010, 2012
Legislative Task Force, Member, 2006 - 2010

Group on Information Resources
     - Program Committee Member, 2007 - 2008
     - Core Editorial Committee, Chair 2011-

Medical Library Association

Ad Hoc Committee for Advocating Scholarly Communication, Member, 2008 - 2010
Ethics Task Force, Member, 2008 -2009