May 2013 Archives

GSLIS Alum named Vice President of the Harvard Library

Sarah Thomas '73LS of the University of Oxford has been named vice president for the Harvard Library. In this role, Thomas will have overall responsibility for the Harvard Library and will collaborate closely with the Library Board, the Faculty Advisory Council and the Library Leadership Team.
Thomas currently serves as Bodley's Librarian and director of the Bodleian Libraries--the first woman and non-British citizen to hold the position in 400 years--as well as pro-vice-chancellor and member of the faculty of modern languages at the University of Oxford. Previous to Oxford, Thomas was the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell. She served as the president of the Association of Research Libraries and also held posts at the Library of Congress, where she led in the establishment of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the National Agricultural Library, the Research Libraries Group at Stanford University, and Harvard's Widener Library, among other positions.

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 GSLIS Commencement Awards!

Kenneth R. Shaffer Outstanding Student Award: Jan Day
Daniel Fleming Outstanding Student Library Teacher Award: Emily Houston
Estelle Jussim Award: Jasmine Jones
GSLIS Western Campus Leadership Award: Michelle Fredette
Outstanding Information Science Student Award: Arthur Liu
Further information about our award winners will be included in the upcoming Summer InfoLink.


GSLIS Grad Elected President of ALA

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for CourtneyYoung_4246.jpgCourtney Louise Young, a 1997 graduate of GSLIS and head librarian at the Penn State Greater Allegheny, has been elected president-elect of the American Library Association. Young defeated Barbara Froling Immroth, professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information.

As ALA president, Young will be the chief elected officer for the oldest and largest library association in the world.

Young will become president-elect at the close of the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago and will assume the ALA presidency at the close of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

"It is truly an honor to be elected by members of ALA to serve as president. I am excited to continue working with ALA members and ALA staff to demonstrate the value of membership through diversity, career development and engagement and outreach," she said.

For the full ALA Press release, visit:

Click here to read a recent interview with Courtney Young:

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