Carol A. Mandel is Dean Emerita of New York University Libraries. She has had leadership roles at the libraries of Columbia University and University of California, San Diego, as well as at the Association of Research Libraries. She has served on the boards of many groups concerned with access and preservation, including ARL, DLF, the Digital Preservation Network, HathiTrust, Ithaka Harbors, CLIR, and the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program.
Concern for enduring access to resources for research and cultural memory has been an important area of focus throughout her career, from the development of preservation microfilming to the challenges posed by today’s world of vast digital information. Her work as a CLIR Distinguished Presidential Fellow focuses on issues and strategies related to sustaining the many new forms of valuable content that are digital only, and that are eluding traditional approaches to collection and stewardship.
CLIR fellow & Dean Emerita, NYU