Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian

Elaine L. Westbrooks

Portrait of Elaine Westbrooks, University Librarian and Vice Provost for University LibrariesElaine L. Westbrooks has been Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2017. She leads a library system that includes 10 libraries; nearly 10 million volumes; and 300 librarians, archivists and staff members.

Westbrooks has held leadership positions at the University of Michigan, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Cornell University.

Westbrooks is a member of the Association of Research Libraries’ Scholars and Scholarship Committee and the Executive Committee and Governing Board of the Triangle Research Libraries Network. She serves on the boards of the Digital Public Library of America and the HathiTrust Digital Library.

She co-edited “Metadata in Practice” with Diane Hillmann (2004) and “Academic Library Management: Case Studies” with Tammy Nickelson Dearie and Michael Meth (2017). She is a frequent speaker on leadership, transforming the scholarly communications system and inclusion, diversity, equity and access in libraries.

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