Lisa Carter

Position title: Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian


Studio portrait of Lisa Carter, vice provost for libraries and university librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


UW-Madison Libraries

Areas of Responsibility

The vice provost for libraries and university librarian oversees campus libraries, and provides leadership for strategic planning and policy directions; advancement and fundraising; coordination of campus library collections, services and personnel; and campus partnerships, collaborations and initiatives. The vice provost for libraries oversees efforts to develop and enhance access to relevant, distinct and compelling content and collections, and cultivates and engages in campus, regional, national and international partnerships that facilitate scholarship and support the mission of the university and the library.


Lisa 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. Before she came to UW-Madison, she was the associate director of special collections and area studies at The Ohio State University Libraries. Prior to OSU, she served as 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, KY.