Robert H. McDonald is the Dean of University Libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the Boulder campus’s University Libraries system and is a member of the Provost’s leadership team that provides strategic guidance on campus academic affairs.
His interests and research focus on library leadership, digital content stewardship, scholarly communications and technology management. Recent publications include works that focus on collaborative technology management and non-consumptive research methods. He is a co-founder of the HathiTrust Research Center and the Kuali Open Library Environment.
McDonald holds a B.Mus. and M.Mus. from the University of Georgia and an MLIS from the University of South Carolina.