Carol A. Mandel is dean of the Division of Libraries at New York University, which includes the Libraries, Campus Media Services, University Archives, and the NYU Press. The focus of her professional interests has included digital library development, scholarly publishing, preservation, and knowledge access. Her publications and presentations have explored changing modes of research and teaching, new infrastructure and roles for research support, transitions and new models in scholarly communication, and access to primary resources. She is deeply committed to enabling, translating and achieving the core mission and goals of research libraries in our digital era.
Dean Mandel serves as Past-President of the Association of Research Libraries. She has been president of the Digital Library Federation and chair of the Association of Research Libraries Steering Committee on Scholarly Communication, and a member of the Board of the Research Libraries Group. She served on the Research Libraries Group Program Council and the OCLC Board Committee of RLG. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Research Libraries, the Board of Directors of ARTstor, the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board of the Library of Congress, the Portico Advisory Committee, and the joint ARL-AAU Task Force on Scholarly Communication. Dean Mandel is the recipient of the 2011 Hugh C. Atkinson Award which recognizes innovative leadership in the work of academic libraries.
Dean Mandel has been deputy university librarian at Columbia University, associate university librarian for technical and access services at the University of California, San Diego, and associate executive director of the Association of Research Libraries. She holds a BA in Art from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and masters degrees in Art History and in Library Service from Columbia University.