Foundation

The Technische Informationsbibliothek – German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) became an independent public-law foundation of the Federal State of Lower Saxony in January 2016. Its bears the additional designations “Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology” and “University Library”. TIB is the German national library for all areas of engineering, as well as architecture, chemistry, information technology, mathematics and physics; it is also the University Library for Leibniz Universität Hannover.

Foundation Act

The Establishment Act contains the essential foundations for the establishment of the TIB Foundation and its duties

TIB Foundation Statutes

The Statutes (PDF) of the TIB Foundation contain more detailed provisions regarding the establishment of the Foundation and its duties.

Foundation Council

The Foundation Council decides on matters of fundamental importance, in particular on the adoption and amendment of the Foundation’s Statutes and Regulations, on research and science policy issues, and on financial issues with significant repercussions. It also oversees the Director’s activities. The Foundation Council consists of 13 members; seven of these members are eligible to vote and six members have an advisory role.

As of: November 2016

Members eligible to vote:

  • Dr. Barbara Hartung (Chair)
    Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture
  • Sabine Brünger-Weilandt
    CEO Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure (FIZ) Karlsruhe
  • Dr. Hans-Josef Linkens
    Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Ralf Küker
    Volkswagen AG
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann
    Managing Director Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures
  • Prof. Dr. Christa Womser-Hacker
    University of Hildesheim Foundation
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Wriggers

    Vice President for Research Leibniz Universität Hannover

Advisory members:

  • Dr. Irina Sens
    Interim Director TIB
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfram Koch
    Chair of TIB Scientific Advisory Council
  • Dr. Till Manning
    Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture
  • Hans-Jürgen Berger
    Lower Saxony Ministry of Finance
  • Volker Lange
    TIB Staff Council representative
  • Michaela Ohlhoff
    Equal Opportunities Officer

TIB Scientific Advisory Council

The Foundation Council has established a Scientific Advisory Council for the purpose of advising the Foundation Council and the Director on programmatic issues.

As of: December 2016

  • Professor Dr. Wolfram Koch (Chair)
    Executive Director German Chemical Society (GDCh)
  • Professor Dr. Matthias Bartelmann
    Heidelberg University, Center for Astronomy, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
  • Dr. Michaela Bilic-Merdes
    Administrative Officer Scientific Library Services and Information Systems, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation – DFG)
  • Professor Dr. Thomas Bürger
    Director General Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB)
  • Professor Christine Gläser (Deputy Chair)
    Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Design, Media and Information, Department of Information
  • Dr. Guido Herrmann
    Managing Director Thieme Chemistry, Georg Thieme Verlag
  • Dr. Michael Lautenschlager
    Head of Data Management department World Data Center for Climate (WDCC), Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH (DKRZ)
  • Professor Dr. Bernhard Neumair
    Executive Director Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Professor Dr. Klaus Tochtermann
    Director ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
  • Wilma van Wezenbeek
    Director TU Delft Library

TIB Users’ Council

The Users’ Council, comprising members of Leibniz Universität Hannover, advises the Foundation’s bodies in all matters concerning the provision of literature and information for Leibniz Universität Hannover. In particular, it makes recommendations on the distribution of the literature budget to acquisition quotas in the individual subjects and on the library’s opening hours.

As of: July 2016

  • Nadja Bieletzki
    Faculty of Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences (Deputy: Professor Alexander Kosenina, Faculty of Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Peter Kehne
    Faculty of Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences
    (Deputy: Robin Kühne, Faculty of Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Prof. Birgit Glasmacher
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering
    (Deputy: Maurice Chandoo, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering)
  • Regine Halbe
    Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science, Engineering
    (Deputy: Dr.-Ing. Anja Eckert, Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences, Engineering)
  • Prof. Ulrich Heimhofer
    Faculty of Natural Sciences, Natural Sciences
    (Deputy: Professor Dr. Teresa Carlomagno, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Natural Sciences)
  • Dr. Lutz Habermann
    Faculty of Natural Sciences, Natural Sciences
    (Deputy: Henry Wegener, QUEST-Leibniz Research School, Natural Sciences)
  • Prof. Nikolaus Forgó
    Faculty of Law, Law, Economics and Management (Deputy: Daniel Recker, Faculty of Law, Law, Economics and Management)
  • Dr. Ute Lohse
    Faculty of Economics and Management, Law, Economics and Management

    (Deputy: Annemarie Will, Faculty of Economics and Management, Law, Economics and Management)

Member of the Leibniz Association

TIB is the world’s largest specialised library in its subject areas. As a member of the Leibniz Association, TIB is connected to 91 other independent research institutions, ranging from the natural sciences, engineering and environmental sciences, to economics, spatial and social sciences, to the humanities. TIB maintains scientific infrastructures, offers research-based services and defines core areas in the transfer of knowledge to research, business and political communities as well as to the general public. Due to its importance for the country as a whole, TIB is funded jointly by the German federation and the federal states.

TIB is a member of Section D “Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Engineering”.