David S Carter
Video Game Archivist, Comics Librarian, Reference Services Co-coordinator
David S. Carter is an librarian at the University of Michigan, where he serves as a Co-coordinator for Ask a Librarian; Computer & Video Game Archivist; and selector for Comics & Graphic Novels. Dave has done work in reference, collection development, bibliographic instruction, and Library 2.0; and supervised graduate students in the library’s University Library Associates program. From 2002-2013 Dave was the library's liaison and subject specialist for electrical engineering and computer science.
Dave was previously the Director of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and a Lecturer at U-M's School of Information, where he taught classes on digital librarianship and on information resources in the sciences. At IPL, Dave was involved with numerous initiatives regarding collecting and cataloging Internet resources from a service perspective and helped establish the first reference question service available to the general public on the Internet. Dave worked with librarians with the American Indian Higher Education Council (AIHEC) in setting up an AIHEC Virtual Library. Before helping found the IPL, Dave worked as a Library Associate at the U-M Engineering Library, where he helped initiate the library's World-Wide Web services. Dave is also trained as an electrical engineer, specializing in optics and radiowaves.