Suzanne Wones has served as director of library digital strategies and innovations at Harvard Library since January 2016. She leads the development and implementation of digital strategies for the Harvard Library community by extending Harvard Library’s reach in data management and visualization. Wones works to identify and examine trends in information technology and digital library development in coordination with multiple departments spanning the Library and Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT).
During her fifteen years as a Harvard librarian, Wones has advocated for user-focused innovations and developed creative solutions to advance the mission of the University. In her former position as Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Library, she led operations and programmatic efforts, as well as strategic planning and budget management. Before this position, she served as Assistant Director for Research, Curriculum, and Publication Support. Her career at the Harvard Law School Library began in 2007 as Head of Access Services, and she originally joined Harvard as a reference librarian at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Library.
Wones holds a MS in Information, Library and Information Services from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as well as a MA in American History from the University of New Hampshire and a BA in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.