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In May 2014, Kevin S. Hawkins was appointed director of library publishing for the University of North Texas Libraries and since October 2014 serves as the first president of the board of directors of the Library Publishing Coalition. Previously he was director of publishing operations for Michigan Publishing, the hub of scholarly publishing at the University of Michigan Library which includes the University of Michigan Press and other brands and services. Kevin has also worked as visiting metadata manager for the Digital Humanities Observatory, a project of the Royal Irish Academy. He has contributed to major standards for digital publishing—most notably, the Journal Article Tag Suite (ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012), EPUB 3.0, and the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines. His involvement with the TEI includes co-editing the 2011 revision to the Best Practices for TEI in Libraries and serving as the first managing editor of the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative. 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