Klaus-Peter Böttger, Germany
BID, Bibliothek & Information Deutschland(Federal Union of German Library and Information Associations)
Klaus-Peter Böttger is a typical public librarian. Mr Böttger started as Head of a library branch moving to a central library responsibility. He is now Director of the public library Essen (European capital of culture in 2010).
Since 1984, Böttger has been involved in various committees’ affairs of library associations, among other positions, he has been the President of the association of librarians. He has been responsible as a Treasurer for the German association of librarians, his IFLA-section public libraries, IFLA world conference in Berlin, and now for EBLIDA.
His greatest professional interest is in developing customer-focused services, and at the international level, in networking and bringing awareness to the local libraries of the decision making and changes in the European policies.