January 21, 2022

Leadership: Lisa R. Carter Selected as the New Vice Provost of UW–Madison Libraries

From the University of Wisconsin-Madison:

Lisa R. Carter, associate director of special collections and area studies at the Ohio State University Libraries in Columbus, Ohio, has been selected as the next vice provost for the University of Wisconsin–Madison Libraries.

Carter has been at Ohio State since 2011. Previously, she was the head of the Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, North Carolina and director of archives at the University of Kentucky Libraries in Lexington, Kentucky. In her professional service, Carter has advanced conversations about integrating distinctive collections widely throughout the academic enterprise


Carter received a master’s degree in information and library studies from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary humanities from Michigan State University.


Carter will succeed Ed Van Gemert, who announced in September that he will retire in May after 46 years of work with libraries and 36 years of continuous employment with the General Library System. She will begin at UW–Madison Aug. 1.

Learn More About Lisa Carter and UW-Madison Libraries in the Complete Announcement

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