At the 42nd Annual Conference of the International Association of University Libraries on June 14, 2022, in Miami, IATUL honoured Dr Reiner Kallenborn, University Librarian of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), with the honorary life-time membership.
The IATUL Board has the discretion to award an honorary life-time membership, to recognize an individual from an IATUL member institution who has served the association with marked distinction and has made significant contributions to IATUL through their leadership and engagement.
The award of the title took place during the General Assembly of IATUL, chaired by the President of IATUL, Dr. Anna Wałek. Dr. Reiner Kallenborn connected to Miami remotely.
The laureate is a longstanding member of IATUL, for which he served as Treasurer (2005-2011) and President (2013- 2018).
Among others, he introduced:
• the IATUL Office
• the IATUL Special Interest Groups
• the IATUL Directors’ Summit
• the IATUL Leadership Academy
• virtual regular IATUL Board meetings
• theme specific international IATUL workshops
In his vote of thanks, Dr. Reiner Kallenborn thanked his wife, his colleagues on the Board and all the staff for their dedicated support and commitment. In line with his collaborative leadership vision, he affirms that what has been achieved has been a joint effort.
For more details please see: https://www.ub.tum.de/en/news/iatul-awarded-university-librarian-dr-reiner-kallenborn