Carl Grant (Executive Advisor to the Dean at Virginia Tech University Libraries)
Monday, April 8 @ 10 AM – lecture for campus community/library stakeholders in the auditorium. To discuss “Budgets, staffing and collections getting smaller? It's time to think BIGGER.”
Carl Grant is both an independent consultant in library and information science and the Executive Advisor to the Dean of Libraries at Virginia Tech Libraries. Prior to that he was the Chief Librarian of the Ex Libris Group during 2011 and President of Ex Libris North America from July 2008 through 2010. Mr. Grant has held senior executive positions in a number of library-automation companies. He has demonstrated his commitment to libraries, librarianship, and industry standards through his active participation in the American Library Association (ALA); in the ALA Association of College and Research Libraries, ALA Library Technology and Information Association, and ALA Exhibits Round Table; and on the board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), where he held offices as board member, treasurer, and chair. Under Mr. Grant’s leadership, NISO underwent a transformation that resulted in a revitalized library standards organization. In recognition of his contribution to the library industry, Library Journal named Mr. Grant an industry notable. Mr. Grant holds a master's degree in library science from the University of Missouri at Columbia.