Director of Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks a director of libraries to use visionary leadership to guide both the MIT Libraries and MIT Press through times of transformation in their respective industries.  Will report to the provost.


  • Secure the support and resources necessary for providing outstanding, innovative and creative collections and services to a world-class scholarly community
  • Play a prominent role in shaping the larger scholarly communication landscape at MIT and beyond
  • Grow the libraries’ resource development program
  • Foster key strategic opportunities including new modes of learning and global engagement, reshaping library spaces, and advancing MIT’s commitment and influence in the area of open access
  • Actively build and develop a diverse, skilled, and engaged workforce

Additional information, including a full job description, is available at

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate-level degree in a field relevant to the transformations occurring in libraries and publishing
  • Demonstrated record of visionary leadership in a complex organization
  • Distinguished record of professional engagement and achievement commensurate with senior leadership positions of major research university libraries
  • Substantial planning, budget, and human resources management experience in a complex research, educational, or publishing environment
  • Strong understanding of evolving issues/trends in higher education, libraries, open access, and scholarly communication
  • Demonstrated accomplishment fostering diversity and inclusion
  • Proven experience or potential for success in development, fundraising, and public relations
  • Success building partnerships and relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Superb oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to foster collegiality, cooperation, and consensus-building
  • Proven commitment to and success in recruitment, development, and retention of highly talented staff
  • Advanced understanding of digital technologies and trends
  • Evidence of experience with program evaluation, assessment, and data-driven decision-making

Interested candidates may apply on-line at  Please reference job number 11003 and indicate where you saw this posting.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

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