Brian E. C. Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian at the University of California, San Diego since 1999, is one of the most prominent leaders in the academic library world. Under Schottlaender's direction, the UC San Diego Libraries have built world-class collections and innovative services, and have excelled in the development and implementation of cutting-edge digital technologies in support of national and global digitization and digital preservation initiatives.
In 2010, Schottlaender was named the Melvil Dewey Medal winner by the American Library Association in recognition of "creative leadership of a high order." Schottlaender, who held positions at the California Digital Library, UCLA, the University of Arizona, and Indiana University before joining UC San Diego, was also recognized for his significant achievements in collections management by the American Library Association with the 2007 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.
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