Caitlin Carter, VPO for Negotiations
Caitlin Carter, MLIS, is SPARC’s visiting program officer for negotiations. She leads the community of practice calls and journal negotiation working groups, which support libraries interested in journal subscription negotiation strategies and resources. She is also the Scholarly Communication Informationist at Johns Hopkins University’s Welch Medical Library. Caitlin’s primary responsibilities are to socialize the campus-wide Johns Hopkins faculty Open Access Policy and the Public Access Submission System (PASS), which was created by the Digital Research & Curation Center at Sheridan Libraries. She also educates patrons about scholarly publishing, including author rights and resources, copyright, and open access.
Caitlin graduated with her MLIS from the University of Maryland where she was a graduate assistant for University Libraries, a Research & Teaching Fellow, and a member of iDiversity. She worked in both a Collection Development role and in supporting the Open Access digital repository (DRUM) where she discovered the importance of developing resources that support collections decisions as well as the importance of broad, barrier-free access to scholarship.
Upon graduating, Caitlin, worked at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as the Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian before returning to a research institution setting in 2018. At Franklin & Marshall, she grew interest in adopting and creating open educational resources, and started the campus’ first Open Access Publishing Fund.
Caitlin graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is based at the Johns Hopkins University’s medical campus in East Baltimore.