Mark P.

Senior Instructor
Main Library


Brief Biography

Mark Muehlhaeusler received a BA in oriental languages from Oxford University (1998), and an MA in Islamic Studies from Leiden University (1999). He began his career in academic librarianship as an Arabic cataloger in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, before being appointed head of the Near Eastern Section at Cambridge University Library. He has worked in a variety of functions in Libraries in the United Kingdom and the United States as reference and collection development librarian, as manuscripts curator, as scholarly communications officer, as contracting and licensing expert, and as copyright advisor. He currently occupies the position of director of the Center of Excellence for the Middle East and Arab Cultures at AUC Libraries, where he oversees the Arabic and Middle Eastern collections. His special interest include outreach, digitization, open access, and Arabic papyrology.