Dr. E.J.B. (Lily) Knibbeler Director General at Koninklijke Bibliotheek - National Library of the Netherlands
* Generalist, strategist and integrator, motivated by opportunities in people and knowledge. *
Professional Experience at Koninklijke Bibliotheek:
July 2015 – Present
January 2015 - June 2015
Acting Director General
January 2012 – Dec. 2014
Head of Marketing & Services, Board member
Responsible for the Front Office of the National Library: Collections, Public Services, Online Services and Marketing Services.
Main achievements: implementation of 'dienstenmangement' (service management), development & launch of Delpher, transition print to digital (PDA) of Research Collection.
September 2011 – Dec. 2011
Head Marketing & Services a.i. at Koninklijke Bibliotheek
September 2010 – Sept.
2011 Head of Collections at Koninklijke Bibliotheek
February 2008 - August 2010
Head of Research Collection at Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Main achievement: change of paradigms in collection development
Professional Experience at Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds:
July 2000 - January 2008
Member of Staff
Main achievement: development of the Cultuurfondsbeurzen-programma (a large fundingprogram for talented Dutch graduates to enable them to continue their studies abroad).
1994 - 2000
PhD (funded; ‘AiO’) at University of Leiden
Thesis: "Saving the City. The Ambiguities of Crisis Management"
1993 – 1994
Visiting Fellow at Harvard University
1987 – 1993
History, Ancient History at University of Leiden
Time abroad: Paris, Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes (1992);
Moscow, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) MFA Russia MGIMO (1991).