Professor Dr. Sören Auer was appointed as new Director of the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology ‒ Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library in Hannover on 1 July 2017. He also started work as Professor of “Data Science and Digital Libraries” at TIB and Leibniz Universität Hannover’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the same time. In addition to his activities as Director, the 41-year-old will lead the “Research and Development” programme area and the “Data Science and Digital Libraries” research group.
Help shape digital transition and increase level of research at TIB
“I look forward to performing my new duties as TIB Director: one challenge will be digitisation, which affects libraries to the same extent as any other sector. TIB is perfectly positioned for this process and already provides striking impetus. I am keen to team up with the library’s 500+ staff members to help shape this transition process in the years ahead,” stated Auer.