May 4, 2006

Sarah Thomas Reappointed C.U. Librarian

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Provost Biddy Martin announced the reappointment of Sarah E. Thomas as the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian yesterday. Thomas will start her five-year term on July 1.

“I am delighted [Thomas] has accepted reappointment and am confident that she will continue to lead our libraries with creativity and vision,” Martin said in a press release.

Thomas, who came to Cornell in August 1996 from the Library of Congress, is the 10th University Librarian at Cornell.

Since 1996, the library has continued to build its rare and special collections, including adding a Native American collection. Thomas has also emphasized the importance of integrating the more than 20 Cornell libraries in Ithaca and beyond.

“It’s a rare privilege to lead the Cornell University Library,” Thomas said in a press release. “It’s a unique organization with extraordinary collections, a tradition of innovation and a superb staff with a ‘go the extra mile’ service ethic. I’ve particularly enjoyed, over the past decade, the opportunity to get to know Cornell’s dedicated alumni, inspirational faculty and super-achieving students, who come to our libraries in droves.”

– Compiled by Rebecca Shoval

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