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Barbara Lison

Director, Bremen Public Library

Barbara Lison

Barbara Lison is President-Elect IFLA and Director of the Bremen Public Library in Bremen, Germany. In 1999, she was also appointed the CEO of the Public Enterprise Bremen Public Library.

Barbara has served as the President of Bibliothek Information Deutschland, the national umbrella organization of German library and information associations, and as President of the German Library Association, DBV. She has held many leadership positions in the European Bureau for Libraries, Archives and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), including Vice-President.

Barbara has been very active in library policy and development. She has also been engaged in the activities of German national and European professional library organisations as well as IFLA. In recent years, Barbara has been working for the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Goethe-Institut as an expert on library affairs.

Term of Service

November 2021—November 2024