Carmelita Pickett is the Associate University Librarian, responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the development and managed of the University Libraries’ collections. She has over 15 years of experience in academic libraries. Prior to her appointment at the University of Iowa Libraries, she served as the Director of Collection Development Operations and Acquisition Services at Texas A&M University. In this role she provided leadership for a collections budget of over $15 million and managed the resource development efforts for the Texas A&M University System Library Consortium. Ms. Pickett has held previous academic library positions at Emory University and the University of California Santa Barbara. She currently serves on the North American Library Advisory Boards for EBSCO, Proquest, and Springer. Ms. Pickett received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and her M.L.S. from North Carolina Central University.