IGeLU 2023 – Keynote Speaker

Ms Hilde Van Kiel

Ms Hilde Van Kiel is the director of KU Leuven Libraries, Belgium since 2014, the library organization within KU Leuven consisting of 11 libraries (on 24 locations) and 3 services, employing 200 FTE. She is active in Belgium on different platforms like the Flemish Heritage Libraries and Erfgoedlabo VZW Leuven but at the same time is a key player for Open Science within KU Leuven. She is active in LERU, LIBER and EUA.

She is also the Chair of the LIBER Leadership working group which undertakes a range of activities designed to help libraries and train strong leaders. The working group organizes on behalf of LIBER, an Emerging Leadership Programme for people who aspire a leading position in a scientific library and the LIBER Journées, a programme exclusively for Library Directors which brings them into contact with inspiring people from outside the library world.