Director of Libraries, Ann Wolpert, recently announced the appointment of Tito Sierra to the position of Associate Director for Technology in the MIT Libraries. In this senior position, Sierra will have broad responsibility for information technology across the Libraries, including assessing IT trends and innovations and maintaining important relationships with key players outside the Libraries.
Since 2004, Sierra has served in positions at the North Carolina State University Libraries, most recently as the Associate Head of the Digital Library Initiatives Department. His work focused on leading IT initiatives to advance NC State’s innovative presence for digital library services and content. Prior to his academic library experience, he worked for Amazon.com as a Senior Program Manager and Web Development Manager, and also at PlanetAll.com.
Sierra is an active presenter in academic research library IT, presenting at meetings of the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, and EDUCAUSE. In addition, Sierra has been active for several years in two Association of Research Libraries (ARL) programs focused on developing leaders among outstanding early-career librarians.
“Tito [Sierra]’s recognized work and expertise in the library IT domain will bring important and much needed leadership to the MIT Libraries’ IT strategy and cross-system coordination,” said Ann Wolpert. “We look forward to welcoming him to MIT.” Sierra will begin his appointment in January 2012.