We are pleased to announce that Brian Schottlaender will join the California Digital Library on a 20% FTE-basis as Senior Associate to the University Librarian. He continues his responsibilities as Associate University Librarian for Collections & Technical Services at UCLA.  His leadership of the Online Archive of California project (formerly UC-EAD) exemplifies his deep interest in and experience with digital publishing, access technologies, metadata issues, and special collections.  Brian will work closely with Beverlee French, Associate Director, Shared Collections and Services, and the Shared Collections Steering Committee to develop and implement collection policies for primary source, non-commercially produced scholarly resources, particularly those that are part of the UC Libraries’ special collections, and to develop criteria for prioritizing the deployment of such resources.

Mr. Schottlaender was previously Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services at UCLA, Assistant Head of Cataloging in UCLA’s Young Research Library, and Librarywide Coordinator of Retrospective Conversion at UCLA.  Prior to coming to UC, he was Coordinator of the Wright American Fiction Project at the University of Arizona and a cataloguer at Indiana University.  Mr. Schottlaender holds a BA (with honors) in German from the University of Texas at Austin and an MLS from Indiana University.