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Kai Alexis SmithI am the Architecture and Design Librarian at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I was part of the 2017 cohort of Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL),  2014 ALA Emerging Leader2013 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Career Enhancement Program Fellow at the University of Michigan, and the 2013 Art Library Association of North America (ARLIS/NA) Wolfgang Freitag Internship Award winner, which I completed at the National Gallery of Art. I received my Masters in Information and Library Science in May 2013 from Pratt Institute. My strong interest in librarianship is supported by a wide range of knowledge, experience, and skills gained through my studies, employment in libraries, and work during internships in both academic and museum libraries.

 

I bring to the table experience with the Library research and business, reference support, instruction, liaison and outreach, scholarly communications, assessment, collection development, and Library programming. Through previous positions and education, I’ve developed a subject expertise to liaise to faculty in architecture, landscape architecture, design, fine arts, ethnic and women’s studies, and urban and regional planning.

 

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