Elaine L. Westbrooks
Since August 2017, Elaine L. Westbrooks has been the Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is responsible for the leadership and general administration of the University Libraries which includes 9 libraries with approximately 300 staff. Westbrooks has held leadership positions at the University of Michigan, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Cornell University. Westbrooks is a member of the Association of Research Libraries Scholars and Scholarship Committee whose mission is to provide enduring and barrier free access to information in the research and learning ecosystem. Westbrooks is also member of the Executive Committee of Triangle Research Libraries Network, DPLA Board of Directors the HathiTrust Board of Governors. She co-edited Academic Library Management: Case Studies with Tammy Nickelson Dearie and Michael Meth in 2017. She has a B.A in Linguistics and a MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.