Witte holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University. He joined the Libraries in 1985, beginning as a clerical assistant for the Business Library. Witte has held a number of positions at the Libraries from Access Services to Systems Analyst, shifting his focus to library technology and information services.
Over the past 25 years, he has led many projects including the development and implementation of such services as electronic reserves, proxy service, an open URL service, offsite request system, MaRLI and LOCKSS.
"Breck has a deep understanding of how technology may be used to enhance library and information services," Robert Cartolano, Associate Vice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services, said.
He is a vital member of the University community, serving as a member of the University Senate and co-chairing the Senate Information and Communications Technology Committee. Witte also taught Information Technology and IT Project Management as an adjunct faculty member of Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education.
His position was effective August 13, 2012.