Erik Mitchell Bio

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Erik Mitchell is the Audrey Geisel University Librarian at the University of California San Diego.  Prior to UC San Diego he served as an Associate University Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley, an Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park and as the Assistant Director for Technology Services at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University.  He holds a PhD in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts from Lenoir Ryne College.

Mitchell’s research focuses on the use and impact of information in educational, cultural memory and cultural heritage communities. His work explores the intersection of new technologies, collections and information services and how we balance those elements to find, use and create new knowledge.