Cara Rothman Appointed to Lead the State Library Division

Cara Rothman has been appointed director of the Utah State Library Division, a program of the Department of Cultural & Community Engagement. She will begin her new position in June. 

Rothman brings a wealth of experience working in public, school and corporate libraries in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, most recently as assistant director at the Wellesley Free Library. She holds masters degrees in library and information science and educational technology. 

A young woman smiling while standing in aisles of books in a library.
Cara Rothman

“Cara Rothman is passionate about the work the libraries do for — and with — our communities, which is just one of the reasons why we’re so excited for her to lead our team of smart, skilled, and dedicated librarians,” said Kat Potter, deputy director of the department.

“I am sincerely honored and thrilled to join the team at the State Library,” Rothman said. “I am eager to continue the innovative and important work being done to support libraries and residents across Utah, and I look forward to getting started in June.”

The Utah State Library develops, advances, and promotes library services and access to information to residents across the state. The division provides grants and training for 148 public libraries and headquarters in the state, helps staff and support five bookmobiles that serve eight counties, and provides resources to the western part of the United States through the Library For the Blind program.


For additional information, please contact Jeri Openshaw, communications manager, Utah State Library Division, at 801-715-6737 or [email protected].