Karen A. Butter, ML

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Karen A. Butter, ML

University Librarian and Assistant Vice Chancellor, UCSF

karen.butter@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 476-5557 (voice)
Box 0840, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0840

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member » Tobacco Control

Research Summary

Butter is the University librarian and assistant vice chancellor of library services and instructional technology. She joined UCSF in 1992 after working at the Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Utah Health Sciences Library. In 2007, she received the Medical Library Association's Frank Bradway Rogers Award for her work in developing the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, a digital library hosted by UCSF. She is listed in both Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in America. She received a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's degree in library science from Emporia State University.

Education

University of California, Berkeley, AB, 1970 Sociology
Emporia State University, ML, 1972, Library Science


Professional Experience

  • 1972-74
    Reference Librarian, St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1974-78
    Extension Librarian, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
  • 1978-83
    Head Public Services, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
  • 1983-85
    Administrative Manager, NLM-IAIMS Contract, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
  • 1986-90
    Associate Director for Information Systems & Services, William H. Welch Medical Library, The Johns Hopkins University
  • 1990-92
    Deputy Director & Research Associate, William H. Welch Medical Library, The Johns Hopkins University
  • 1992-93
    Director, Information Resources & Services, Library & Center for Knowledge Management, UCSF
  • 1993-2000
    Deputy Director, Library & Center for Knowledge Management, UCSF
  • 1998-2000
    Acting University Librarian, Library & Center for Knowledge Management, UCSF
  • 2000-present
    University Librarian and Assistant Vice Chancellor, Library Services and Instructional Technology, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1990
    Distinguished Member, Medical Library Association2003-04
    NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

Selected Publications

  1. Peay WJ, Butter K. Priscilla Maltby Mayden, AHIP, FMLA, 1918–2011. J Med Libr Assoc. 2012 Jan; 100(1):3-4.
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  2. Persily GL, Butter KA. Reinvisioning 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. J Med Libr Assoc. 2010 Jan; 98(1):44-8.
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  3. Lucier RE, Matheson NW, Butter KA, Reynolds RE. The knowledge workstation: an electronic environment for knowledge management. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1988 Jul; 76(3):248-55.
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  4. Peay WJ, Butter KA, Dougherty NA. IAIMS and the library at the University of Utah. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1986 Jul; 74(3):238-42.
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  5. Peay WJ, Butter KA, Ellis S. Production of a union list of serials using the PHILSOM serials system. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1984 Jan; 72(1):28-9.
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