Kevin S. Hawkins is program director for the Opioid Industry Documents Archive, a digital repository of publicly disclosed documents from recent judgments, settlements, and ongoing lawsuits concerning the opioid crisis. In this role, he leads a development team of staff, librarians, faculty, researchers, and students at Johns Hopkins with a focus on maximizing the accessibility, use and impact of the archive.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 2022, he worked for nearly twenty years at the University of North Texas Libraries and the University of Michigan Library in various roles facilitating change in academic publishing and, more generally, educating researchers about changes in scholarly communication. Kevin has also worked as visiting metadata manager for the Digital Humanities Observatory, a project of the Royal Irish Academy. He currently serves as vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Open Access Book Usage Data Trust and has served on advisory boards for various scholarly-publishing initiatives including Project MUSE, the Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study, and Editoria; served as the first president of the board of the Library Publishing Coalition; and contributed to major standards for digital publishing.

He has BAs in Russian and linguistics from the University of Maryland and an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois. For more information, see

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