Carl Grant is the Chief Technology Officer and Associate University Librarian for Knowledge Services at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma as of April 2013. Previously he was at Virginia Tech Libraries and prior to that was the Chief Librarian and President of Ex Libris North America. Mr. Grant has held senior executive positions in a number of library-automation companies. His commitment to libraries, librarianship, and industry standards is well known via his participation in the American Library Association (ALA) and ACRL, LITA; and on the board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), where he held offices as board member, treasurer, and chair. In recognition of his contribution to the library industry, Library Journal has named Mr. Grant an industry notable. Mr. Grant holds a master's degree in library science from the University of Missouri at Columbia.