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Mary Augusta Thomas

Mary Augusta Thomas, American library administrator. Recipient Smithsonian Institute Secretary's award for Excellence in Equal Employment Opportunity, 2000.


  • Thomas, Mary Augusta was born on March 15, 1951 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Abram Henry and Mary Agnes Rosenfeld.

  • Education

    • AB cum laude, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1973. Medical Science Liaison Society, Catholic University, Washington, 1978.


    • From rare book library to manager planning and administration Smithsonian Library., Washington, 1976-1991, assistant director, 1991—2002, associate director, since 2002. Board directors Portal, since 2005.


    • Author: An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries/ Smithsonian Press, 2002. Editor: Information Imagineering, 1998. Contributor magazines to libraries.


    Member American Library Association (councilor 1999-2003, 05—, member committee organization, since 2004), District of Columbia Library. Association (president 1999, Distinguished Service award 2001), Federal Libraries and Information Centers (advisory board 1997-1999), Library. Administration and Management Association (chair business and fiscal officer discussion group since 1998, chair, editorial advisory board Los Angeles&M 1998-2002), Beta Phi Mu.



    Cooking, writing.


    • Married George D. Thomas Junior, November 9, 1991.
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    • 1973
      Mount Holyoke College
    • 1978
      Catholic University
    • 1976 - 1991
      From rare book library to manager, planning and administration Smithsonian Library
      Washington, United States