Announcement | Barbara Schulz, Head of Library Facilities and Security, Retires

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Barbara Schulz

Barbara Schulz began at the Brown University Library as the Head of Library Facilities, Finance and Business in 1994. During her 25 years with the Library, Barbara managed a multitude of facilities projects that have shaped the buildings, interiors, landscapes, functions, and security of every Library building and space.

Some of the notable projects she worked on include:

  • At the Rockefeller Library:
    • Vincent J. Wernig Graduate Student Reading Room (2016)
    • Sidney E. Frank Digital Studio (2015)
    • Lobby and CafĂ© (2015)
    • Historic Chandelier Restoration (2015)
    • Sorensen Family Reading Room (2014)
    • Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab (2012)
    • Finn Reading Room (2010)
    • Circulation (2010)
  • At the John Hay Library:
    • First Floor Restoration (2014)
    • Life Safety & HVAC Upgrade (2014)
    • Building Security System (2014)
    • Exhibition Room (2009)
  • At the Sciences Library:
    • Quiet Study (2011)
    • Friedman Study Center (2006)
  • At the Library Annex:
    • Construction of the Annex High Bay Storage Module #2 (2014)
    • Construction of the Library Collections Annex (2003; project co-manager)

Barbara officially retires this October as the Head of Library Facilities and Building Safety. The Library is deeply grateful to Barbara for her years of dedicated service and her commitment to the Library’s mission and values. Through her leadership, library facilities offer patrons and staff a safe, comfortable, accessible, and inviting library environment. We wish Barbara all the best in her retirement.