H. Carton Rogers has been at Penn since 1975, in various assignments spanning a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. He was named Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, and he is responsible for planning, acquiring, managing, leveraging and preserving the knowledge and information resources that support Penn’s instructional and research programs. He oversees 14 libraries on Penn’s campus, the Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at 4th and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia, the Libraries' Research Annex (LIBRA) in South Jersey and the Penn Libraries’ vast digital resources.
Rogers is an advocate for libraries in public and government arenas, and he represents Penn’s interest in national and regional library consortia that enhance scholarly access to information. These consortia include the OCLC/RLG partnership, Lyrasis, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the American Library Association, the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science (PACHS), the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI), the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and the North-East Research Libraries Consortium. Rogers is currently on the executive board of PACHS and is the Past President of the Board of PALCI. He recently completed a term on the Board of ARL and was Chair of its Transforming Research Libraries Committee.