Massachusetts Institute for Technology Libraries — Associate Director for Research and Learning

The MIT Libraries seeks a dynamic, thoughtful leader for Associate Director for Research and Learning (AD). Reporting directly to Director of Libraries, Chris Bourg, the AD will be part of the senior leadership team and will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for the full range of research and learning services and support offered by the Libraries. The AD will lead, inspire, and empower a staff of over 70 and will be responsible for the following departments and programs: Information Delivery and Library Access; Liaison, Instruction, and Reference Services; Data and Specialized Services; and Community Engagement.

The successful candidate will be innovative and visionary while driving forward the strategic priorities of providing leadership and vision for the MIT Libraries as a global library of the future, with a focus on the community-facing service portfolio of the Libraries, and exploring the balance between core and emerging library services in alignment with MIT’s focus on computational research and the Future of Libraries Report ( The AD will grow staff capacity to guide community members to effectively create and use information; develop a service portfolio supporting emerging digital research, teaching, and learning; contribute to the transformation of library spaces; and build partnerships that shape the understanding of how research libraries transform a community’s work and advancing social justice in the information ecosystem.

This search is being led by Mo Lashendock and Kristine O’Brien, PhD of Koya Leadership Partners. The full position profile is available at 

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.