Carleton is the Head of Library Media Services, University of Maryland Libraries. He manages a library and staff specializing in physical and digital media collections, providing services to access collections directly and electronically. These services also now include media discovery and technology assistance, curricular planning, media integration and video production. Facilities and services are available to students, faculty and staff for the use of visual media as an integral part of coursework, research and publishing.
And in an innovative community engagement programs, many of these services are also available to affiliate community film and arts creatives working in collaboration with the Libraries and campus.
Carleton has worked on mediagraphic projects sponsored by the Rockerfeller Foundation (National Video Resources' "Viewing Race" and "The Sixties"), The Mellon Foundation and NYU ("Video at Risk"), digital video cu-ration projects with information provider ProQuest, new electronic models of university archival media resources with Footage Access, and local community digital media services with The Creative Edge Collaborative of Prince Georges County Maryland.
Carleton is active in the American Library Association (and a founding member of the ALA Video Round Table), Association of College & Research Libraries and CCUMC: Leadership in Media and Academic Technology and other organizations. He has served on various advisory boards of these organizations and those of The National Media Market, Alexander Street Press. and the Alumni Chapter of the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland. He is a member of the American Film institute, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, International Documentary Association and the International Association for Media and History. He has coordinated programs for AFI SilverDocs International Documentary Conference and judged video awards for International Documentary Association, Birmingham International Educational Film Festival and ALA Notable Videos.
Current projects are the transition of traditional media library spaces into physical and virtual media "commons" spaces where both specialized and collaborative media-based projects can be supported. The Libraries' media commons will also encourage community engagement opportunities for students, faculty, local filmmakers and digital storytellers who are both novice and experienced.
Carleton completed a summer course in documentary video production and is currently learning field video production support with Docs in Progress filmmakers organization.