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My name is Rudolf Mumenthaler. Here is some information about me and my professional and personal background. See also my profile on LinkedIn, on ORCID or in Wikipedia (German).

About my profession

  • 1991-1997: assistant to the chair of Eastern European History at the University of Zurich. PhD with a thesis on Swiss Scholars in Tsarist Russia in 1996.
  • 1997-2008: Head of Special Collections at ETH Library Zurich
  • 2009-2012: Head of Innovation and Marketing at ETH Library Zurich
  • May 2012-: Professor for Library Science at HTW Chur
  • Member of the Library Commission St. Gallen, starting in 2014.
  • Member of the Academic Advisory Board of ZB MED, starting in 2014.
  • Co-founder and member of the editorial board of the journal Informationspraxis.
  • Co-principal investigator for the Horizon Report Library Edition (2014/2015/2017)
  • Co-founder and member of the Network on Libraries in Urban Space
  • Membre du Comité scientifique du Master HES en Information documentaire (Haute école de gestion de Genève), starting in 2014
  • Expert in the steering group for a library strategy, Kanton St. Gallen, 2014
  • Member of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Horizon Report Higher Ed Advisory Board
  • Leader of the Strategy Group E-Publishing (Program SUC 2013-2016 P-2 „Scientific information: Access, processing and safeguarding“), August to October 2013
  • Member of the Scientific Board of ZB MED (Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Medizin, Cologne), 2012-2014.
  • Advisory member at Strategic Group ZB MED (Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Medizin), 2012-2014.
  • Member of the board of the Swiss Librarian Association BIS (Bibliothek Information Schweiz), starting in January 2013
  • Member of the Board of Zukunftswerkstatt, Kultur- und Wissensvermittlung e.V. (2010-2014)
  • My interests: Innovation management, new technologies in libraries, digital libraries, eBooks and eBook reader, tablets, social media, mobile usage of library services.
About my education
  • 1983-1990: Student of General History with focus on Eastern European History, Russian Language and Literature and Political Sciences at University of Zurich
  • 1996: PhD at University of Zurich
  • 2004-2005: Management of Nonprofit Organisations at Université de Fribourg
  • 2009: Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians at Harvard Graduate School of Education

About myself

  • Born on September 2, 1962 in Burgdorf/Switzerland
  • 4 children: Lena (1988), Manuel (1991), Jana (1993), Enea (1997)
  • I live in beautiful Lucerne
  • My hobbies: jogging, hiking, skiing, nature, reading
  • My favorite music: Pearl Jam, Incubus, Muse, Radiohead
  • Ich blogge auch unter Männerherz (in German)

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