Speaker

Trisha Cruse

Trisha Cruse

Executive Director, DataCite

Keynote Speaker: Building Services and Connecting Research with DataCite

Trisha is the Executive Director of DataCite and comes to DataCite with a strong commitment and passion for data sharing. As Executive Director, her role is to advance DataCite’s mission, build strategic partnerships and work with a diverse community of stakeholders. Prior to joining DataCite, Trisha was the Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library (CDL). In addition, Trisha also is a co-PI on the DataONE initiative and co-leads sustainability and governance activities. Trisha holds an MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian
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.