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Ute Schwens

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Permanent Deputy of the Director General of the German National Library

Director of German National Library Frankfurt am Main

Date of birth: 5 January 1959 in Offenbach am Main

Civil status: married
 
 
  • 1977 - University entrance qualification
  • 1980 - Library school graduation and beginning of career as librarian in academic libraries at the Deutsche Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main 
  • 1985 - Assistant of the Director General 
  • 1990 - Head of the Bibliographic Services department
  • 1996 - Qualifying for senior librarian
  • 1997 - Head of Department Digital Library
  • 1998 - Director Services and Archives (Reader Services, National Bibliographic Services)
  • since 1999 - Permanent Deputy of the Director General of  the German National Library/Director of the German National Library Frankfurt am Main

Participation in Committees:

  • German UNESCO-Commission, Executive Committee
  • German National Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
  • German Institute for International Educational Research, Scientific Advisory Board
  • Frankfurt Group - a European forum for academic and research information, representing key players in the information chain
  • FEP/CENL joint committee on electronic publications

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