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PROGRAM HEAD, AGA KHAN DOCUMENTATION CENTER (AKDC) , MIT Libraries , to assume a critical leadership position responsible for stewarding and developing collections, services, and programs to support the information needs of the faculty, students, and researchers of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture . Will also oversee the Archnet Digital Library in partnership with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and engage in other innovative collection development within the Department of Distinctive Collections .
Job Requirements REQUIRED : master's degree in library or information science; five years' relevant experience; demonstrated success leading and managing people and programs and establishing and nurturing effective partnerships; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, follow-through, plan efficient workflows, and budget responsibly; knowledge of one or more areas related to digital collections and digital materials stewardship in an academic or research environment, e.g., conceptualizing and administering technical projects, managing databases and web services, image management and presentation, digital humanities, and/or developing rich digital scholarly resources; excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills; ability to work effectively with and understand the information needs of faculty/students/staff; commitment to on-going professional involvement and contributions; interest in and deep knowledge of the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation in Muslim societies. PREFERRED : advanced degree in architectural and art history in Islamic cultures and developing world; experience working with an online professional/academic community and with tangible and digital special collections and archives; knowledge of best practices for security, storage, handling, description, and service; and reading and speaking knowledge of more than one language relevant to the collection, e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, etc. Job #18631-10
Internal Number: 18631
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