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Anja Smit

University Librarian, Utrecht University

Anja Smit

After an international career of over 30 years in library management and library automation, Anja Smit joined Utrecht University in 2010 as University Librarian. In 2018, she initiated an Open Science Program in her University. Previously, she has served as a University Librarian at the Radboud University and Maastricht University and worked with Academic Libraries in the United States as an Executive Consultant.

Smit is active in national and international networks, including the Dutch Consortium Library Consortium UKB, the LIBER Board, and LERU INFO group. In addition to her work for Utrecht University, she is chair of the Board of the Public Library South East Utrecht and a member of the Board of the Utrecht Archive on behalf of the National Government. She served on OCLC Global Council beginning in 2010, was elected Vice-President/President Elect of Global Council in 2014 and served as President in 2015-2016.

Smit holds an MA from Utrecht University in Dutch Literature.

Term of Service

November 2020—November 2024