Caitlin Carter, VPO for Negotiations
Caitlin Carter, MLIS, is SPARC’s visiting program officer for negotiations, leading community calls and resource development for libraries interested in journal subscription negotiation strategies. She is also the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Policy Fellow at the William H. Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Caitlin has over three years of experience working in libraries, and ten years of experience working on digital projects and software applications. 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 author rights and resources, copyright, and open access publishing.
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.