Max Read is the Communications and Thesis Coordinator at the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of British Columbia (UBC). In 2005 she was a leader on the Library/Graduate Studies team that initiated a pilot project for submission of ETDs. The team also developed an in-house system for converting paper theses to electronic documents and adding them to the Library's Information Repository.
Max works with the Deans of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Library, UBC Legal Counsel, and students on all matters relating to ETDs. The most recent issue to arise was a strong protest against ETDs mounted by the Creative Arts programs at UBC.
In June 2006 Max attended the 9th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD 2006) in Quebec City, Canada, and UBC became a member of NDLTD shortly afterwards. Max has served on the Board of Directors of the NDLTD since December 2008.