Sarah Thomas is vice president of Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Thomas began serving in these dual, independent leadership roles in fall 2013. Previously, she headed the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford and was the first woman and non-British citizen to hold the post in over 400 years. She previously served as University Librarian at Cornell University, held senior managerial positions at the Library of Congress, and served as president of the Association of Research Libraries.
Prior to Sarah Thomas’ arrival, Susan Fliss served as Interim Librarian of Harvard College. She worked closely with other library leaders, including Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Collection Development Dan Hazen and Director of Administration Katie McGrath.