Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries

Carol P. Diedrichs
Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries

Carol Pitts Diedrichs was named to the newly created position of vice provost and director of University Libraries on July 1, 2013.

Vice Provost Diedrichs has been director of University Libraries since 2010, providing intellectual leadership for the educational and service programs of the University Libraries. A professor of University Libraries, she is responsible for 12 Columbus campus libraries, including the renovated Thompson Library. 

Vice Provost Diedrichs began her academic career at the University of Houston before coming to Ohio State in 1987, where she rose through the administrative ranks to become assistant director for collections and technical services.  From 2003 to 2009, she was dean of libraries and the William T. Young Endowed Chair at the University of Kentucky.

She is active in the Association of Research Libraries and is currently vice president/president elect.  She is a former president of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services and also serves as an elected member of the OCLC Global Council. For 13 years, she was editor-in-chief of the journal Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services.

Vice Provost Diedrichs is actively involved in statewide library initiatives and was named one of the 13 founders of the award winning OhioLINK consortium.  She currently serves as chair of OhioLINK’s Library Advisory Council. Her work has been recognized by three awards from the American Library Association, including the 2008 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Vice Provost Diedrichs earned her B. A. in library science at Baylor University and her M.L.I.S. degree in library science at the University of Texas at Austin. 

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