Massachusetts Institute for Technology Libraries — Associate Director of Collections

The MIT Libraries, located in Cambridge, MA, seeks a dynamic and thoughtful leader for the position of Associate Director of Collections (AD). Reporting directly to the Director of Libraries, Chris Bourg, the AD will be part of the senior leadership team of the Libraries and will have responsibility for providing strategic leadership for general and distinctive collections in support of MIT’s local and global mission. The AD will lead a staff of approximately 65 and will be responsible for the following departments: Scholarly Communications and Collections Strategy, the Department of Distinctive Collections, and Acquisitions and Appraisal.

The successful candidate will be an innovative and visionary leader driving forward the strategic priorities of providing leadership, relationship building, and inspiration with a particular focus on advancing openness and equity in scholarly communications, expanding collective collections building, and supporting new computational uses for collections. The AD will also work across MIT to advance the Open Access Task Force’s recommendations, to provide services for computational access to collections; work towards the vision of scalable and standards-based approaches to metadata creation and management; focusing the Libraries’ curatorial efforts on collecting and making available content generated at MIT and its unique and distinctive collections as called for in the Future of Libraries Report (

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.