Elaine L. Westbrooks

Elaine L. Westbrooks is University librarian and vice provost for University Libraries at UNC Chapel Hill. She provides support for the research enterprise’s short- and long-term objectives as well as operational leadership to subject specialists who represent the arts and humanities, social sciences, international studies, and science and engineering. Elaine’s previous positions include associate dean of Libraries at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and head of Metadata Services at Cornell University. She is the coeditor of Metadata in Practice (2004). She has presented her research at various conferences, including the American Library Association, the Coalition for Networked Information, Dublin Core, and the Library and Information Technology Association. Because of her efforts to build strategic partnerships across borders, Elaine was the recipient of the Foreign Expert Award from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, in 2015. In 2005 she received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship from the State University of New York. In 2014 Elaine was a Senior Fellow at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She has a BA in linguistics and an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.

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