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.