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About Us

The Academic & Community Engagment Directorate works with MIT faculty, students, and staff to provide the library resources and services required for their success in research, teaching, and learning.  We work to optimize the discovery, access, evaluation, and management of diverse scholarly information sources and types, and offer high-quality spaces for reflective and collaborative work and learning.  By promoting and providing a library environment that anticipates community needs, we sustain a culture of lifelong learning, experimentation, and innovation.

ACE Leadership Team

Tracy Gabridge, Associate Director for Academic & Community Engagement | 14S-216 | 617.253.8971


Karrie Peterson, Head, Liaisons, Instruction and Reference Services | 14S-124M | 617.253.9367


Howard Silver, Head, Instruction and Reference Services | 14S-134 | 617.253.9319


Felicity Walsh, Head, Information Delivery and Library Access | 14S-132 | 617.253.2283


Lisa Horowitz, Assessment Librarian | 14S-128M | 617.253.9353