The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has announced the appointment of Kevin Borden as senior director of research and analytics, effective January 13, 2020. Borden is currently a senior research scientist at CNA, a nonprofit research and analysis organisation focused on safety and security. At ARL, Borden will lead the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of all research and analytics functions. He will inform and work with members and research and learning community partners in order to achieve a shared understanding of the opportunities for and contributions made by research libraries. Specifically, he will lead the collection, analysis, and reporting of member institutional data, as well as the collection, analysis, and reporting on the collective impact of ARL members and more broadly, research libraries, on higher education and society.
Borden brings significant expertise and experience in developing methodologies, conducting analysis, and presenting results. As a senior research scientist at CNA, Borden developed analytic solutions to support programmatic decision-making at local, state, and federal levels. Prior to this position, he was a research manager at the Congressional Research Service, where he supervised and reviewed research for Congress across a variety of policy areas. Before that, Borden gained experience applying his technical and analytics expertise in government consulting where he led a data analysis and visualization practice at The Cadmus Group (formerly Obsidian Analysis).
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