Tony Ageh Named Chief Digital Officer at the NYPL

By Maryann Yin Comment

Tony Ageh 200 (GalleyCat)Tony Ageh has been named the chief digital officer at the New York Public Library (NYPL). His start date has been set for April 11.

Here’s more from the press release: “At the Library, Ageh will work with Kennedy and others to develop and execute a far reaching digital strategy that will benefit existing and future users in New York and around the world through trusted interactions with NYPL experts, increasingly open collections, and interactive programs. His responsibilities will include increasing NYPL’s virtual user base and impact both locally and globally, identifying strategic partnerships to strengthen NYPL’s digital agenda and expand its digital capabilities, providing a consistent approach to evaluating and integrating new initiatives, technologies, and products that are consistent with NYPL’s mission and priorities, and managing a top caliber team that is able to quickly evaluate and implement new digital opportunities.”

In the past, Ageh has held positions at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and The Guardian newspaper. Last year, Queen Elizabeth II recognized his work in digital media by awarding him the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). (Photo Credit: Ania Boardman)