Carol A. Mandel is Dean of the NYU Division of Libraries, which includes NYU’s libraries in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai; along with Campus Media Services, University Archives, and the NYU Press.
Her work has focused on the transformation of infrastructures, services, and partnerships to serve the research library’s core mission in a digital environment. Dean Mandel’s publications and presentations have also explored changing modes of research and teaching, preservation of digital content, new models in scholarly communication, and access to primary resources. Most recently, Dean Mandel has focused on infrastructure and service design to provide seamless services to students and faculty throughout NYU’s global system.
Dean Mandel has served as president of the Association of Research Libraries, president of the Digital Library Federation, and chair of the Association of Research Libraries Steering Committee on Scholarly Communication. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of Ithaka, PLUS Coalition, and ArchivesSpace, and of the Executive Committee of the Northeast Research Libraries Consortium, and has served on the Board of HathiTrust, ARTstor, and the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board of the Library of Congress. Her involvement in scholarly communication includes the Portico Advisory Committee, the Project Euclid Advisory Committee, and the joint ARL-AAU Task Force on Scholarly Communication. Dean Mandel was the recipient of the American Library Association’s 2011 Hugh C. Atkinson Award, which recognizes innovative leadership in the work of academic libraries.