Sylvia van Peteghem

Chief Librarian, Ghent University

Sylvia Van Peteghem is chief librarian at Ghent University in Belgium. She has worked in the library since 1983 in a number of different functions. The library is part of the research department of the university and its mission is to facilitate open knowledge creation. The library team tries to do this focusing on sustainability, literacy, webstrategy and above all with a user driven approach.

The library is housed in the Booktower of Henry van de Velde, a landmarkbuilding that is in full restoration at the moment. The architecture team will make it even a better library, especially for the safeguarding of the huge heritage collection.

To exchange experiences and developments is what I like most about LIBER. As for the architecture group, I learn so much from every meeting and conference. It is a goldmine.