January 17, 2022

Mimi Calter Appointed Vice Provost and University Librarian at Washington Univeristy in St. Louis

From a WUSTL Announcement:

Mimi Calter (Image: WUSTL)

Mimi Calter, deputy university librarian at Stanford University, has been appointed vice provost and university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, according to Provost Beverly Wendland. Calter will join the university in the fall; she succeeds Denise Stephens, who departed this spring to serve as dean of libraries at the University of Oklahoma. 

“I’m pleased to welcome Mimi as our new vice provost and university librarian,” Wendland said. “She is a creative, strategic thinker who has done much to enhance research, teaching and learning for both faculty and students at Stanford. A library holds many different functions at a university, and it’s essential that the library meets the needs of all members of our community, from professors researching in the humanities to students working on data analysis. I look forward to working with Mimi to ensure that the library helps our faculty and students to achieve their scholarly goals.” 

Calter will oversee Washington University Libraries, a system of 10 campus facilities and its 140-person staff of expert librarians, curators and archivists. She is charged with strengthening print and digital collections, developing programming in support of research, teaching and learning, and collaborating with scholars on and off campus.


Calter has served Stanford Libraries for 16 years. In her current role, she has helped develop the libraries’ $84 million budget, lead its 400-person staff, expand digital technologies and repositories and manage capital projects, including relocation of the second-largest campus library and development of the David Rumsey Map Center.

Calter earned her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and graduate degrees in business administration and library and information science from Drexel University.

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