Kira M. Lillard is Technical Services Librarian in Research Support Services (RSS) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Prior to joining the Bank in April 2020, she was Digital Content Director at Ebeacon, helping build and market multi-function online catalogs. She holds a BA from The Colorado College, an MA in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai’i and an MLS from Emporia State University. Her research interests include data reproducibility, web accessibility, usability, and universal design.

Research Working Papers

Selected Presentations

"How Can Archivists Help Create Community in the Distributed System that is the Federal Reserve? A Brief Look at Some Unique Challenges." 2023. Presentation at NDSA's Digital Preservation 2023 - Communities of Time and Place. St. Louis, MO.

"Data Quality Reproducibility and Preservation." 2023. Presentation to Building Capacity of Academic Librarians in Understanding Quantitative Data, Data Quality Problems, and Evaluating Data Quality: A National Forum (A project made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services External Link[RE-252357-OLS-22].)

"A Moving Target for Best Practices: Making Economic Research Code and Data Files Accessible." 2022. Presentation at Best Practices Exchange and Council of State Archivists (CoSA) Joint (un)Conference. Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville, TN.

"Safeguarding Research Code and Data: What Economics Journals’ Policies Don’t Get About Preservation." 2022. Presentation at Beyond the Numbers 2022. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.