Friedel joined LIBER in 2013. She draws on 15+ years of journalistic and communications experience to champion the causes and projects of most importance for LIBER and its Europe-wide network of universities, national libraries and research institutions. She manages LIBER’s communications channels, collaborates with the network on issues such as copyright, Text and Data Mining (TDM) and open access, and represents LIBER in a number of EU-funded projects.
Prior to joining LIBER, Friedel worked on the Communications & Marketing teams of Europeana and The European Library. Before entering the world of Cultural Heritage, Friedel worked as a journalist for The Financial Times and Reuters. Outside of the office, she loves a good bike ride and spent 3 years cycling around the world before moving to the Netherlands.
Libraries are working on topics that are incredibly important for all of society. Everyone should have full and equal access to knowledge, and the ability to learn, and I’m proud to contribute to the work libraries are doing in this area through my role at LIBER.