Thomas A. Horrocks has been named director of special collections and of the John Hay Library. Horrocks has worked at Harvard University for the last 14 years, eight as director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine and six as associate director for collections at Houghton Library. At Houghton Library, where Horrocks is responsible for collection development, collection promotion, and collection preservation, he has been involved with several notable acquisitions, created the library’s first preservation program, produced the library’s first collection development guidelines, enhanced and streamlined the exhibition and fellowship programs, and, working with Harvard faculty and local cultural organizations, organized major national and international conferences on Abraham Lincoln and Samuel Johnson. Horrocks begins his position at Brown on July 9, 2012.

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