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Karim Boughida

karim boughidaDean, University Libraries
Karim Boughida was appointed dean of Stony Brook University Libraries effective September 15, 2022.

Boughida is an internationally regarded leader in data and library/information science. He is a frequently invited speaker for national and international conferences and seminars, and serves on several boards. This includes the board of directors for the Boston Library Consortium; the board of NISO (National Information Standards Organization), for which he was elected vice chair; and editorial boards for the International Journal on Digital Libraries and the Journal of the Special Libraries Association Arabian – Gulf Chapter. 

Boughida’s most recent role was dean of University Libraries at the University of Rhode Island since 2015. He led several campus-wide initiatives and strategic partnerships, including a makerspace, the first Artificial Intelligence lab in the world in a library, an XR (extended reality) lab, a launch lab for innovation and entrepreneurship, the acquisition and development of Dataspark as a data analytics unit, and the coordination and establishment of data science teaching and research programs. He also expanded engagement with regional and national organizations, including the Boston Library Consortium, HathiTrust, OCLC Research Library Partnership and the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation. Previous roles include associate university librarian for digital initiatives and technical services at 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, and a bachelor’s degree in library science from the University of Constantine in Algeria. He is fluent in English, Arabic and French. 

Stacey Horath
Executive Asst. to the Library Dean
Phone: 631.632.1067
University Libraries, W1502
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300