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Staff Profile

Katherine Downton, MSLIS

Katherine D. Downton, MSLIS

Head of Research and Education Services
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Current Role at UMB

As the Head of Research and Education Services at the HSHSL, Katherine leads a team of librarians who collaborate with and provide support for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Social Work and the Graduate School. In addition to her role as a manager, she provides expert literature search services; participates on systematic and scoping review research teams; and develops learning opportunities for students, researchers, and clinicians.


Education and Certifications

MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BA, University of Colorado at Boulder


Professional Interests

  • Systematic reviews and other evidence syntheses
  • Information literacy and education
  • Leadership and mentoring
  • Practices for developing equitable and inclusive workplaces
  • Global health and information equity