University of Michigan: Lisa R. Carter Appointed University Librarian and Dean of Libraries
Lisa R. Carter has been appointed the University of Michigan’s university librarian and dean of libraries, effective May 1.
Carter currently is vice provost for libraries and university librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As an accomplished and nationally recognized library leader, Carter has experience in building collaborative partnerships, strategic alignment and distinctive collections, as well as facilities planning.
Her appointment was authorized by Laurie McCauley, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, and will be reported to the Board of Regents in February. She also was appointed as a clinical professor in the School of Information.
Carter succeeds Donna L. Hayward, who has been serving as interim university librarian and dean of libraries since July.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the University of Michigan Library to its next level of achievement, and I’m excited to join an organization deeply committed to interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and diversity, equity and inclusion,” Carter said.
“The U-M Library is uniquely positioned — with its talented librarians and staff, network of partners and amazing collections — to advance new solutions to the great challenges facing the scholarly ecosystem.”
In 2005, Carter was appointed director of archives for the renamed Special Collections and Digital Programs. She moved to North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh in 2007 to head the Special Collections Research Center until 2011.
While at The Ohio State University Libraries from 2011-18, Carter served as the associate director of special collections and area studies, and was appointed associate professor. She also served as the interim associate director of research and education from 2013-14.
Carter’s commitment to the Association of Research Libraries includes membership for more than a decade on various committees, including her current service as the ARL representative to the Coalition of Networked Information Steering Committee.
She also currently chairs the peer group of the Library Directors of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Library Initiatives and the BTAA Shared Print Program Committee and is the vice chair of the collections and services policy committee of the Center for Research Libraries.
Carter received her Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary humanities from Michigan State University and a Master of Information and Library Studies degree from U-M.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.