Director of Libraries

Room NE36-6101

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

617.253.5297
617.253.8894

The director of libraries is responsible for the MIT Libraries and MIT Press. The MIT Libraries advance knowledge at the Institute and beyond by providing a trusted foundation for the generation, dissemination, use, creative engagement with, and preservation of information.

The Libraries equip scholars with the skills and tools they need to explore information and to create new knowledge. Through expert curation and strategic partnerships, the Libraries provide access to tens of millions of items, both physical and digital, and to collections from libraries worldwide. Library specialists help people navigate resources, manage data, and think critically as consumers and creators of information and play a critical role in supporting computational research across MIT. The Libraries’ campus locations—including Barker Library, Dewey Library, Hayden Library, Lewis Music Library, Rotch Library, and the Distinctive Collections Reading Room—welcome more than 700,000 visitors annually.

The MIT Libraries also advance the Institute’s mission by working to ensure that research is openly and equitably available to the broadest possible audience. Launched in 2019, the Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS) investigates how disparate communities can participate in scholarship with minimal bias or barriers.

The MIT Press is a leading publisher of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, art, social science, and design. MIT Press publications are known for their intellectual daring, scholarly standards, interdisciplinary focus, and distinctive design.