Governance and management
Richard is the 25th Bodley's Librarian to hold office.
Laura How joined the University in January 2008, initially as the Bodleian Libraries' Accountant. In August 2010 she became Head of Administration and Finance and since 2017 has been Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to Oxford, her role was as a Management Accountant for the Open University, where she produced the year-end financial statements and looked after the finances of one of the University departments.
Amy Warner May joined the University at the start of 2018, when she became the Associate Director of Scholarly Resources. In late 2019, Amy was responsible for the restructuring of Scholarly Resources to enable it to provide enhanced support for Open Access and Open Scholarship, Research Data Management and Digital Collections, as well as to ensure Scholarly Resources will be better placed to respond to and help lead future changes within these areas.
Before Amy joined the University, she was the Associate Director of eStrategy and Technical Services in the Library at Royal Holloway, University of London and previously worked at the National Archives at Kew.
Louise is on secondment to the Bodleian Libraries’ Executive, building on her 25 years’ experience as a Social Sciences Librarian and Head for Research and Learning Support. With a BA Geography from Sheffield, MA Information & Library Studies from Loughborough, and an Oxford University Teaching Award, Louise’s interests include library support for research data, online reading lists to support learning, and advanced bibliographic skills training. As the Interim Associate Director, Louise leads the section responsible for reading room operations, subject librarians, collection development, special collections and public engagement.