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21st Century Libraries: Changing Forms, Changing Challenges, Changing Objectives

8th Frankfurt Scientific Symposium: 3.11.2008 - 4.11.2008

University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg in cooperation with:
Deutsches Architektur Museum (Frankfurt am Main)
Akademie der Architekten- und Stadtplanerkammer Hessen (Wiesbaden)
[Members of the Architekten und Stadtplanerkammer Hessen will be awarded 16 points for participation according to the rules regarding further education.]


Hubertus Adam

Hubertus Adam was born in 1965 in Hannover and studied at University of Heidelberg history of art, philosophy and archaeology. Since 1992 he has been working as a free-lance historian for art and architecture as well as a critic for architecture for various specialist journals and daily newspapers in particular l the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. In 1996/1997 he was editor of "Bauwelt" in Berlin. In 1998 he moved to Switzerland and since then has been editor for the publication "archithese" in Zürich. Hubertus Adam gives lectures at various institutes and universities (u.a. Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg; Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Leipzig; Akademie der Künste, Stuttgart; Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich; Kunstmuseum Vaduz / Liechtenstein; Architekturzentrum Niederösterreich, Krems) and has participated as speaker and moderator at various symposia. He has produced numerous publications, articles, essays for catalogues and texts for journals about architecture in the 20th century. In 2004 he received the Swiss Art Award for the Art and Architecture
» http://archithese.ch

Architekturbüro Müller Reimann

» http://www.müller-reimann.de

David Aymonin

David Aymonin took up his appointment of Director of Scientific Information on 1st April 2003 and as such is also the Institute's Librarian. In charge of coordination of the EPFL Libraries network in order to provide the best possible service to students and to research staff and establish firm and lasting contacts and cooperation with sister Institute in Zurich, NEBIS scientific libraries, and "Arc lémanique" University libraries. Responsible for creating the Learning Center, the 21st century EPFL library. Announced to mark the 150th anniversary of the Institute, this project is led by a working group involving several partners of the EPFL. David is a science graduate in Chemistry and Biochemistry who also has the grade of "Conservateur des bibliothèques" in the French academic hierarchy. His knowledge and understanding of the academic world, his previous activities - he was the director of the Lorient University Library, a part of the University of South Brittany, until February 2003 -, together with his appreciation of other peoples' cultures (he worked in Chad and in India) made him the candidate of choice among the fifty or so applicants that applied.
» http://library.epfl.ch

Sylvia Beiser

Sylvia Beiser works at the Hessische Fachstelle für Öffentliche Bibliotheken in Wiesbaden in the department for library buildings and equipment. She studied European Art History in Marburg and Heidelberg and qualified with a Masters degree in 2000. She was awarded a prize for her excellent grades. She finished her studies in Library and Mediamanagement in Stuttgart in 2004; her thesis was concerned with library buildings in an urban context. For this she won an award for her exceptional work on information and communication. Her first position was as head of the multimedia department in Eltville before she started her current position in 2007.

Mario Bellini

Mario Bellini was born in 1935 and graduated in 1959 at the Politecnico di Milano. He lives and works in Milan. His activities range from architecture and urban design to furniture and industrial design. His fame as a designer dates from 1963. Many of his designs are now in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Since the 1980s he has worked chiefly as an architect in Europe, United Arab Emirates, Japan, USA and Australia. Himself an avid art lover and collector, he is also well known as an art exhibition designer.
» http://www.mariobellini.com

John N. Berry III

After more than 40 years at Library Journal, Editor-in-Chief John N. Berry III retired January 31. Berry joined the magazine in 1964 as assistant editor, becoming editor-in-chief in 1969. During his tenure, he launched School Library Journal and the weekly newsletter Library Hotline.
Berry came to LJ's attention in 1962 when he won the H. W. Wilson /American Library Association Library Periodical Award for editing Bay State Librarian. He's also taught at graduate programs at the University of Pittsburgh, Simmons College, Pratt Institute in New York, and Louisiana State University. In 1992 he received ALA's Joseph W. Lippincott Award for distinguished service in the field of librarianship for his "critical eye and voice, his logical and provocative analysis, and his unfailingly honest treatment of our profession." He will continue to serve as editor-at-large for LJ and to write his "Blatant Berry" column, as well as occasional reporting and editing.
» http://www.libraryjournal.com

Louise P. Berry, Library Director Darien Library, Darien,Connectcut, USA

» http://www.darienlibrary.org/newlibrary

Norma Blake

You hear it from the beaches and pine forests in the southern end of the state to the Delaware Water Gap in the northwest corner. Librarians and officials in education and government all recount the leadership and creativity brought to library service in New Jersey by State Librarian Norma Blake. She has sparked proactive, collaborative initiatives that have taken libraries of all types "out of their comfort zone," as she puts it, and into working partnerships and relationships with educational and corporate institutions as well as the state's economic development and commercial players, from small businesses to the huge biotech industry. Under Blake, the New Jersey State Library (NJSL) supports everyone in New Jersey with a new kind of library service while it works to put the state's libraries into the trenches in the highly competitive battles to bring jobs and business to the Garden State. NJSL also helps workers in the state, including those in libraries, grow and develop their expertise and talents for a more demanding future.
Rarely has LJ been blitzed with as much impressive evidence of the contribution of one librarian to innovation that converts formerly skeptical citizens, politicians, and other public servants to the view that strong libraries are central to the future of their states. For that leadership and more, Norma Blake has been chosen LJ's 2008 Librarian of the Year.
» www.njstatelib.org

Max Dudler

Max Dudler was born on 18th November 1949 in Altenrhein/Switzerland. After he finished school he studied at the Städel Art School in Frankfurt am Main under - amongst others - Prof. Günther Bock. Furthermore, he visited the University for Liberal Arts in Berlin where he studied under Prof. Ludwig Leo. Afterwards he worked in the office of the well-known architect Oswald Mathias Unger. He planned and realised the Galerie /Messe in Frankfurt am Main, the Kulturforum in Berlin and the Messe high rise building in Frankfurt am Main. In 1986 he founded an architect's society with the partners Karl Dudler and Pete Welbergen. Dudler held many lectureships in particular at the faculty for architecture of the University of Venice from 1989 - 1990. In 1992 he founded his own architect's office in Berlin and Zürich. Amongst his building solutions are public buildings in the capital city of Germany or high rise buildings in Zürich. He designed the extension to the Federal Transport Ministry in Berlin and carried out smaller building projects as well. His solutions are characterised by minimalistic style as well as an exceptional choice of material. He rejects conservative neotraditionalism. Large building projects which he has realised are e.g. the tower buildings at the railway station in Mannheim. In 2002 /05 he realised the Diocese library in Münster, Westfalen and then followed . the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Centre at the Humboldt University Berlin from 2002/05.

Berndt Dugall, Director of the University Library, Frankfurt am Main

Berndt Dugall is the director of the University Library in Frankfurt am Main (formerly the Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek). After attaining his diploma in chemistry he continued his studies to qualify in the profession as an academic librarian. After working at the Senckenberg Library in Frankfurt, then as deputy head librarian in Marburg, he took up the position as director at the University Library in Giessen before moving to the Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek, Frankfurt am Main. Since 1989 he has been a standing member of the Wissenschaftsrat's library commission and since 2004 he has been a member of the OCLC Member Council. He is lecturer at the University of Frankfurt. Currently he is working on a project financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft titled "Scholarly information supply and alternative price formation mechanisms(WIAP)".
» http://www.ub.uni-frankfurt.de

Jürgen Engel, Dipl. Eng, and Archictect, Senior Master Architect, /MIT

Studies at the TU Braunschweig, ETH Zürich , RWTH Aachen and at the MIT, Cambridge USA, 1982-1986 employed in the offices of Schneider-Wesseling Architects Köln, 1986-1989 office management at O.M. Ungers, Frankfurt am Main, from 1990 managing director KSP architects and since 1998 joint office with Michael Zimmermann. Current building projects (selection): Mosquée d'Alger, Algiers, PalaisQuartier, Frankfurt a. M., New Art Museum Nanjin, China
» http://www.ksp-architekten.de

David S. Ferriero, Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries

Reporting to the President, senior officer responsible for managing the intellectual and library-as-library aspect of the New York Public Library branch and research libraries. Senior officer responsible for the content of NYPL's collections and programs; leading all content development for the library, including collections; leading the digital strategy; leading research and research services; leading the development of exhibitions and programs; and managing specialized operations involving significant intellectual content. In addition, responsible for building relationships with world libraries. Direct reports also include directors of the following centers: Library for the Performing Arts; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and the Science, Industry, and Business Library.
» http://www.nypl.org

Jeffrey Garrett, Assistant University Librarian for Special Libraries at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

His research interests include German library history and international children's literature. From 2003 to 2006 Garrett served as the chair of the AAU-ARL German-North American Resources Partnership and as president of the Hans Christian Andersen awards jury of the International Board on Books for Young People (Basel, Switzerland). He is past chair of the Western European Studies Section (WESS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries and a fellow of the Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities at Northwestern. Among his academic honors are a Regents Fellowship from the University of California, a Bavarian State Scholarship from the University of Munich, and a Martinus Nijhoff International Study Grant. Among his most recent contributions in German is "Die Rolle der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur in der Erziehung zur interkulturellen Kompetenz." In: Petra Hauke and Rolf Busch, eds. /Brücken für Babylon: Interkulturelle Bibliotheksarbeit. /Bad Honnef: Verlag Bock + Herchen, 2008.

» http://www.library.northwestern.edu/sl/garrett/index.html

Gabriele Glöckler, Dipl. Eng., free-lance architect BDA

Studied architecture and city planning at the University of Stuttgart in 1980. Received a grant to study at the Arizona State University 1984/19845, 1987 qualified as Dipl Eng. Architect, 1994 awarded Auszeichnung »Gute Bauten«, BDA and was apointed to the BDA. Since 2001 lecturer in design at the University of Stuttgart. 1st prize for the 4th extension to the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Leipzig - 2010.
» http://gabrielegloeckler.de

Heike Hanada

Heike Hanada works and lives as an architect and artist in Weimar, Berlin and Tokio. She has been lecturing at the Bauhaus University in Weimar since 1999. She won the »Delphinium«, which is the greatest international architectural competition. She competed with her design for the Asplund Library in Stockholm with 1170 other suggestions from 120 countries. The jury certified Hanadas design of being most likely to become Stockholm's »new icon«.
» http://www.heikehanada.de

Ferdinand Heide

1982-1989 studied architecture at TH Darmstadt, HdK Berlin, 1987-1988 worked in the Stirling Wilford Nägeli offices in Berlin, worked on the project for the Braun-Melsungen AG administration buildings, Stirling Wilfrd Nägeli office, founded his own office in Berlin 1991-1992 and in Frankfurt a.M., 1998-2000 lectured on conceptualization and building construction at the FFH Berlin, since 2002 has been a member of the city planning advisory council of the City of Frankfurt.
» http://www.ferdinand.heide.de

Francine Houben

Francine Houben was born in Sittard, Netherlands in 1955. She studied architecture at the Delft Universityof Technology, Netherlands. Upon graduating in 1984 she established her own practice 'Mecanoo Architects' where she is the director and head architect. Houben's work includes a wide range of projects in both her native country and overseas. Houses, schools,complete residential areas, theaters, libraries, skyscrapers, parks, squares and highways, cities, hotels, museums and a chapel. Her work is based on both analyses and intuition, her works interweave social, technical, playful and humane aspects together to form a solution. Since 1999 she has worked as a Professor in Architecture, at the University of Technology in Delft. She has also lectured at the Academy of Architecture, in Mendrisio, Switzerland from 2000-2001. In 2001 she received an honorary fellowship of the Royal Iinstitute of British Architects, London. Iin 2002 she was the director of the International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam in 2003. Francine Houben is currently a member of the architectural advisory board for the Dutch cities Almere and Rotterdam. Houben's work has won several national and international awards as well as being the subject of numerous books.
» http://www.mecanoo.com

Peter Blundell Jones, Head of Humanities at Sheffield University, UK

I joined Sheffield as professor in 1994, having previously taught at Cambridge under Sandy Wilson and at South Bank University. I was trained as an architect at the AA between 1966 and 1972 and have built a few domestic buildings including the Round House, Stoke Canon (published AR December 1978 and in the Devon Pevsner) and Padley Mill, Grindleford (AR July 2001), but I am best known for my writing. It began with the first ever monograph on Hans Scharoun (Gordon Fraser 1978) and led on to further monographs on major 20th century architects. In the mid 1970s I started to write reviews and critiques for The Architectural Review and The Architects Journal and there has been a steady stream of publications ever since, increasingly international in scope. The main subject has been the alternative or organic modernist tradition, encompassing the work of Scharoun, Häring, Asplund, Behnisch and the New Graz Architecture, but I have also published on the Arts and Crafts movement, on participation, and recently on East-west exchange. My view of 20th century architectural history is summed up in the two volumes of Modern Architecture Through Case Studies, (2001, 2007). As a theorist I am trying to understand the social basis of architecture and the way it helps constitute reality. As a critic I examine buildings closely to interpret how they work and what they mean, and I enjoy decoding the design process. I am also a maker and usually have small construction projects in hand.
» http://www.shef.ac.uk/architecture/people/staffpages/

Ursula Kleefisch-Jobst, Director and General Curator of M:AI

She succeeded Dr.Wolfgang Roters as Director and General Curator of M:AI when he retired at the beginning of 2008. Before she moved to Gelsenkirchen she was a trustee at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt am Main from 2001 to 2007 and was responsible for the public relations. In 2005 she was responsible for the exhibition on "Rob Krier. A romantic rationalist" and in 2007 for the exhibition on the megacity Seoul given the title "Megacity Network. Contemporary Korean Archictecture". Ursula Kleefisch-Jobst was born in 1956, studied art history, classical archaeology and the German language in Bonn, Munich and Rome. From 1985-1988 she accompanied a research project on italian Renaissance drawings at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome. Afterwards she worked on the monument inventory for the State Office for Monument Preservation in Berlin. Moreover, she is a critic of architecture and writer of numerous publications on architecture in the 20th century. By joining the M:AI Museum for Architecture and the Art of Engineering, which was founded in 2005, she has enhanced her professional profile. M:AI will be focussing on the unique concept in Germany of presenting exhibitions "on location".
» http://www.mai-nrw.de

Michael Nentwich, Director of the Vienna Institute of Technology Assessment

Dr. Michael Nentwich is director of the Vienna Institute of Technology Assessment (Austrian Academy of Sciences). He previously worked at the Vienna University of Economics, in Warwick, Essex and the Max Planck Institute in Cologne. He studied law, political science, economics and science & technology studies. Main research interests: European integration and technology assessment. His volume on "Cyberscience" appeared in 2003.
» http://www.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ebene3/e2-4a.htm#MN

Delphine Quéreux-Sbaï, Director of Rheims Public Library

Since 2004, Director of Rheims Public Library. Before that, curator in charge of old books and precious collections in the same library. Member of the Association of big cities libraries directors and president of the regional association of libraries and archives of Champagne-Ardenne Interbibly. The Rheims public library network includes a reference and preservation library, three multimedia libraries, three district libraries and three mobile libraries. Over half a million documents are available in Rheims libraries, from medieval manuscripts to the most recent publications of books, CDs, DVDs and with a free access to Internet. The Jean Falala multimedia library, opened in May 2003, forms part of the 12 national projects accepted by the Ministry of Culture and Communication under the programme of "Public libraries with a regional vocation" (BMVR).

Karl-Heinz Schmitz, Professor at the Bauhaus University Weimar

Studied architecture 1970-1978 at University of Cape Town , South Africa, 1985–1988 Technical University Karlsruhe , employee and project partner 1980 Haus_Rucker Co, Düsseldorf, 1981–1996, O.M. Ungers Köln/Karlsruhe, 1987-1993 Karljosef Schattner, Eichstätt. Since 1993 Professor at the Bauhaus University Weimar, 2001-2005 extension to the Herzogin Anna Amalia Library, Weimar in cooperation with Prof. Hilde-Barz-Malfatti
» http://www.schmitz-architekt.de

Wilma van Wezenbeek, Manager Public Services at TU Delft Library

Wilma van Wezenbeek seems to be getting back to TU Delft all the time. Born in 1967 and raised in Heemskerk, she first choose studying Materials Science and Engineering in Delft. Triggered by the scientific publishing mysteries during this study, she worked at Elsevier for a few years. Another career called out and there she was, a scientific information officer, back at the TU Delft. However, publishing still had a few questions to be answered, and Wilma left for Elsevier again. After another job, setting up the FEMS Publications Office, Wilma returned, and found the intersection of all her interests: at the TU Delft Library, where she now, as from Summer 2006, manages two departments: Customer Services and Extended Services.
» http://www.library.tudelft.nl

Jan Zemlicka

The planning offfice for building services engineering which Jan Zemlicak and Karl Pruy founded in Neumarkt in the Upper Pfalz in 1992 pursues the motto of the Symposium. The office is currently building the Technical National Library in Prague: concept for energy supply, heating, air conditioning and ventilation.
» http://www.zem-pruy.com

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