Susan Gibbons became Yale’s University Librarian in 2011 and joined the Provost’s office in 2015. As Vice Provost for Collections & Scholarly Communication she focuses on further connecting Yale’s world-class collections with its mission of education, research, preservation, and practice. In addition to the Yale University Library, her portfolio of responsibilities includes the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at West Campus, the Paul Mellon Centre, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale Center for British Art, Yale Peabody Museum, and Yale University Press.
Gibbons holds MLS and M.A. degrees in history from Indiana University, a professional MBA from the University of Massachusetts, and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Rochester. Prior to coming to Yale, she held library positions at Indiana University, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the University of Rochester. She has served on the board of the Association of Research Libraries since 2013 and as the board president in 2018-19.