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As we kick off another academic year, we want to officially welcome our new Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian, Lisa R. Carter! She started at UW-Madison in August 2018.

Carter comes to UW-Madison after serving as the associate director of special collections and area studies at The Ohio State University Libraries in Columbus, Ohio. Previously, she was the head of the Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, N.C. and the director of archives at the University of Kentucky Libraries in Lexington,

“The UW-Madison Libraries are well positioned to contribute strategically to the teaching, learning and research that enhance the quality of life in the state of Wisconsin, the nation, and the world,” Carter said. “I look forward to working with the Libraries’ talented and passionate staff to take the organization to its next level of achievement.”

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.

“I thank everyone for their warm welcome to Badger family,” Carter said. “I can’t wait to jump in, or more specifically, jump around, and get to work with this great campus!”

10 Quick Facts about Vice Provost and University Librarian Lisa Carter

  1. Most recently worked as the Associate Director of Special Collections and Area Studies at The Ohio State University Libraries.
  2. Previous organizations include: North Carolina State University, University of Kentucky, Kentucky Educational Television, and Iowa State University.
  3. Received a Master of Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan.
  4. Received a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Michigan State University.
  5. Least expected/anticipated career accomplishment: Establishing a museum quality exhibitions program in a research library.
  6. Looking forward to exploring: Every one of Babcock Ice Cream’s flavors.
  7. Standout Wisconsin/UW-Madison fact I’ve learned since moving to Madison: A sett is a badgers’ den which can hold 15 or more badgers. I’m looking forward to learning so much more about badgers!
  8. Was interested to learn: Steenbock Library is named after Harry Steenbock, who demonstrated that irradiation increases the vitamin D content of foods, especially milk, and arranged (through WARF) to have the proceeds from his patent come to the university.
  9. Favorite color: Red! Seriously, it is, and has been even before my time at NCSU, OSU, and now UW-Madison!
  10. Can’t wait for: Next year’s Wisconsin Film Festival!