About Rudolf Mumenthaler

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About my profession

  • 1991-1997: assistant to the chair of 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 2013 Horizon Project Higher Ed Advisory Board
  • Member of the Scientific Board of ZB MED (Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Medizin, Cologne), November 2012
  • Advisory member at Strategic Group ZB MED (Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Medizin), August 2012
  • Member of the board of the Swiss Librarian Association BIS (Bibliothek Information Schweiz), elected September 2012, in charge from 1.1.2013
  • Member of the Board of Zukunftswerkstatt, Kultur- und Wissensvermittlung e.V.
  • 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