19 February 2007
We are pleased to welcome Dr Sarah Thomas as the new Bodley’s Librarian and the Director of the Oxford University Library Services (OULS). She is the first woman and first non-British person to fill the most senior library post in the University of Oxford, and has succeeded Dr Reg Carr following his retirement. Dr Thomas is a Fellow of Balliol College.
Before taking up this position, Dr Thomas was Adjunct Professor of German and Carl A Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University since 1996, where she was overseeing Cornell University’s 20 libraries which received the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award in 2002.
The Vice-Chancellor, Dr John Hood, said: ‘I am delighted that we have been able to attract such a distinguished librarian to this post. Sarah Thomas’s enormous experience will be vital in taking forward the work of Reg Carr in leading the creation of the University’s integrated library service. My colleagues and I look forward very much to working with Dr Thomas over the coming years.’