Meet the candidates: Ulrike Krass

Ulrike Krass
Deputy Director Public Library Freiburg
GERMANY

My name is Ulrike Krass, I have been working in public libraries in Germany for many years, now as deputy director in Freiburg, a city near the black forest and close to the border to France and Switzerland. After concentrating on marketing, I am now focusing on organization and customer services. Further I´m also responsible for the branch libraries (including our mobile library), section for children, music and reference services in the central library.

My main motivation as a librarian is to enable people participating in society through free and equal access to information of any format. This is my vision for a progressive forward looking viability for libraries.

Since the beginning of my professional career I have been active in the German Association of Information and Library Professionals (BIB). My main emphasis here is   to support professional development at libraries in general.

I have been observing the IFLA activities since many years. I have participated at the WLIC in Glasgow, Oslo and Berlin. At Lyon and Wroclaw I intensified my participation with a poster presentation.

Now I feel ready to work more active in the international library movement with a focus on public libraries and their concerns – in the Public Libraries Section. The Action Plan with the objectives and activities is challenging and ambitious. As for example the Public Library Service Guidelines, the annual Public Library of the Year Award or the organisation of relevant conference programs. I would be happy to contribute constructive ideas to above objectives based on my experiences.

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