As from 1 May 2010, Ir. Ger Spikman will be the new Librarian/Head of the Wageningen UR Library. He succeeds Dr. Dick van Zaane who will be semi-retired as of 1 December 2010.
Ger Spikman studied Phytopathology at Wageningen University. Afterwards he worked as a researcher for the Department of Horticulture and has held several management positions at Wageningen UR Library. In the last few years, he has been the head of the Selection and Content Management Department, head of the Physical Library and acting librarian.
Dick van Zaane will continue to do a number of tasks for the UKB (Dutch consortium of university libraries and the National Library of the Netherlands), SURF (ICT in higher education and scientific research) and Groen KennisNet (GKN, Green Knowledge Net).
Ger Spikman's appointment guarantees the continuity of the Library’s management for the coming years. Ger will continue to develop a good, accessible information structure and the digital library.