Meet a Member

Regina Carter, VLA 2nd Vice President

What is your current position and employer?

I serve as a research librarian for the United States Army.


When did you first know that you wanted to work in the library field?

I knew that I wanted to work in the library field after meeting an African American librarian and studying library and information science (LIS) in graduate school. To learn more, please read this article:  


What is your favorite part of librarianship?

My favorite parts of librarianship are people, outreach, and life-long learning.


What was your first library or library-related job?

My first library-related job was through the LIS Access Midwest Program (LAMP) internship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Undergraduate Library.


What issue or topic in librarianship are you most interested in?

I am immensely interested in and committed to enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within LIS.


Why are you a member of VLA and what is the most important reason to you for being a member of VLA?

I am a VLA member because I believe in supporting LIS professionals at every level and working toward creating a truly inclusive profession.


If you would like to contact VLA 2nd Vice President Regina Carter, please email [email protected].