Do you want to know more about the way the library is organised? For instance because you want to apply for a vacancy? On these pages you will find an overview of the organisational structure and contact details of department heads.

Organisation of Utrecht University Library

The organisational structure distinguishes between staff responsibility and line responsibility and has a limited number of hierarchical levels.

The line management involves three divisions:

  • Public Services 
  • Academic Services
  • Collection Services

A number of staff services support and advise the line management:

  • Management services;
  • IT
  • Communication
  • Project management

Organisational chart

View the organisational chart (pdf)

Librarian of the University

Divisions and departments

Public Services division

The Public Services division consists of the departments of Public Services City Centre and Public Services Uithof.

The division is responsible for services in the library buildings and also contributes to the development of the buildings.

Division manager: (vacancy)

Both locations have their own department heads;

  • Public Services City Centre: Mrs M.J.W. Witkamp
  • Public Services Uithof: Mr J. van Soest

Academic Services division

The division of Academic Services is responsible for supporting research and education in all faculties.

Division manager: Mrs. Dorinne Raaimakers

Department heads: Mrs. Martine Pronk and Mr. Arne Smeels

Division Manager
Managing Director
Department Manager

Collection Services division

The division of Collection Services is responsible for services relating to the collections made available by the library, both print and digital collections.

Division manager: Mrs. M.C. van den Bosch

Departments:

  • Metadata & Acquisitions: processing and formal cataloguing of physical documents and digital sources. Department head: Mrs. M. van der Harst
  • Collection management: storing and conserving collections in the depositories, making them available to the public, digitising items from the Special Collections. Department head: Mr. J. van Kooten Niekerk

 

Assistant
Library Assistant

Staff functions

In addition to the divisions and departments above, the following internal staff functions support the entire organisation of Utrecht University Library:

  • ICT
  • Project management
  • Communication
  • Management Services
  • Control
  • Facilities management
  • Others (HR, from Utrecht University HR and the Faculty of Social Sciences) and Information Security from ITS)

Spokesman for Utrecht University Library

Communications Consultant
Department Manager