Andreas Brandtner took on his present role as Director of University Library of Freie Universität Berlin in 2018. Prior to this he was Director, Mainz University Library, Associate Director, Vienna University Library, Deputy Head, Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books of the Vienna City Library, and Project Manager, Austrian National Library.
Andreas has several national responsibilities including member of the board of the German Initiative for Network Information (DINI) and member of the Committee on Scientific Library Services and Information Systems (AWBI) of the German Research Society (DFG). He was also a member of the LIBER Leadership Programmes Working Group until mid-2022. As part of this role, Andreas was programme coordinator for the LIBER Journées for Library Directors.
Andreas received his MA and his PhD in Philosophy from Vienna University. He holds an MSc in Library and Information Studies (Vienna University), and an MBA in International Arts Management (University of Salzburg Business School).