Stony Brook University has appointed Karim Boughida dean of University Libraries, effective September 15.
Boughida has served as dean of University Libraries at the University of Rhode Island since 2015. He has led several campus-wide initiatives and strategic partnerships, including the first artificial intelligence (AI) lab in a library anywhere, an extended reality (XR) lab, and the coordination and establishment of data-science teaching and research programs. He also expanded engagement with regional and national organizations, such as the Boston Library Consortium, HathiTrust, and the OCLC Research Library Partnership.
Before joining the University of Rhode Island, Boughida’s previous roles include associate university librarian for digital initiatives and technical services at The George Washington University and senior information systems architect at Getty Research Institute Library.
Boughida holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Montreal in Canada and a bachelor’s degree in library science from the University of Constantine in Algeria. He is fluent in English, Arabic, and French.
At Stony Brook, Boughida will succeed Constantia Constantinou, who took the position of H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of the Penn Libraries, beginning in August 2018. Shafeek Fazal has been serving as interim dean of Stony Brook University Libraries.
For more information about Boughida and his appointment, see the Stony Brook University news release, “Karim Boughida Named Dean of Stony Brook University Libraries.”