Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Keynote Speaker: Libraries and Data
Sarah Thomas is vice president for the Harvard Library, university librarian, and the Roy E. Larsen Librarian of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. From 2007 to 2013 she served as Bodley’s Librarian, overseeing Oxford’s university libraries, where she was the first woman and non-British citizen to head the Bodleian Libraries. She was University Librarian at Cornell University from 1996 until 2007. She has held positions at the Johns Hopkins University, the Research Libraries Group (Stanford, CA), the National Agricultural Library, and the Library of Congress. In 2007 she received the Melvil Dewey Award from the American Library Association, and in 2004 she served as the President of the Association of Research Libraries. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
She is a graduate of Smith College, and holds a MS in Library Science from Simmons College, and a Ph.D. in German literature from the Johns Hopkins University.