Brian Schottlaender to Retire in June 2017

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Photo courtesy of UC San Diego News Center

Brian E. C. Schottlaender, UC San Diego’s University Librarian, has announced his plans to retire after 18 years in this role. Schottlaender earned his MLS from IU in 1980 and transitioned to his first professional position, Bible cataloguer, under IU Librarian Emeritus Marty Joachim.

During his impressive career, Schottlaender’s accomplishments include creating the first digital collection at UCLA (The Estelle Ishigo Collection), serving as the founding curator of the Online Archive of California, co-creating Chronopolis, a federated, distributed digital preservation repository, with Dr. Francine Berman at UC San Diego, as well as helping to create HathiTrust and DPN, the Digital Preservation Network.

Although saddened to leave his colleagues at the UC San Diego Library, Schottlaender plans to spend his retirement “pursuing the three Rs—reading, research, and [w]riting.” He also intends to serve as a consultant and hopes to be active in continuing education for senior library executives. His advice to current ILS students: Make of your education what YOU want it be. You’ll get out what you put in—and then some.

Read the full press release courtesy of UC San Diego News Center.

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