Carolyn Walters

  • Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries
  • Associate Librarian
Herman B Wells Library 232
Phone (812) 855-3403
Carolyn Walters

Over the course of her decades-long career with the IU Libraries, Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries Carolyn Walters has overseen day to day operations at the IU Libraries, managing Tech Services, Collection Development, Public Services, and Archives. She was involved with facility projects like the construction of the Information Commons, Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) Module 2, the move of Archives to Wells Library and the collection to ALF, and the renovation of the Business/SPEA Library, among others. She was also instrumental in expanding the IU Libraries’ partnership with University Information Technology Services.

Most recently, Provost Lauren Robel appointed Carolyn as the first executive director of the Office of Scholarly Publishing, which includes the IU Press and the IU Libraries’ digital publishing programs, IU ScholarWorks. Under Carolyn’s leadership, the office is seeking to support and strengthen the acquisitions and editorial excellence of the press and provide publishing-related services to the IU community and beyond. The IU Press recently relocated from off-campus to the Wells Library.

Carolyn has been with the Indiana University Libraries for more than 25 years, during which time she has served as the Interim Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, the Director of Public Services, and the Head of Undergraduate Library Services. She led in the creation of the Information Commons at the Herman B Wells Library, one of the nation’s first such projects integrating information technology services and library resources in an academic setting.

With a number of publications on topics ranging from designing research commons to staff recruitment, Carolyn remains active on a local and national level through groups including the Bloomington Faculty Council, the American Library Association, the Indiana Library Federation, and Committee on Institutional Cooperation.