Susan Fliss named librarian and director of Gutman Library

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Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean James E. Ryan announced May 19 that Susan Fliss has been named librarian and director of the Ed School’s Gutman Library. Fliss will begin this new role on July 1.

“We are thrilled to welcome Susan to the HGSE community. Her expertise in teaching and learning, her passion for our school’s mission and her skill in collaborating and building relationships across the University and across disciplines make her appointment an exciting moment for our school,” said Ryan.

Fliss will continue to serve as associate librarian for research, teaching and learning at Harvard College while leading the Gutman Library, an indication of the growing collaboration in research and instructional support across Harvard’s libraries. Though Fliss’ dual leadership roles will be distinct, they will bring together experts at both schools and in other campus groups, including the Academic Technology Group and the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching.

“Susan’s knowledge of pedagogical developments in the area of library research, teaching and learning is prodigious, and her contagious enthusiasm for developing innovative services has won her fans across campus. Her dual role will further communication and shared practice across key components of the Harvard Library,” said Vice President for the Harvard Library and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Sarah Thomas.