LIBER appoints Izaskun Lacunza as new Executive Director

LIBER is delighted to announce that Dr Izaskun Lacunza has been appointed Executive Director of LIBER during the Annual LIBER Conference in Tartu.



The Hague, 3rd July 2012
Dr. Lacunza is currently Head of Unit, Scientific Production and Open Access Promotion at FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology). This unit specializes in developing scientific information services for the research community. She holds a Masters degree in food science and received her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 2006. She has international experience as a researcher and her work at FECYT includes project work at the Department of Scientific Information Management.  Dr. Lacunza has experience in EU-funded projects (OpenAire Plus, MEDOANET).
LIBER President Dr Paul Ayris comments: “Izaskun brings with her a depth of experience in modern communications and an appreciation of the importance of Open Access to modern research, national and state libraries. We are delighted that Izaskun has decided to join the LIBER staff and we look forward to working with her.”
Dr. Izaskun Lacunza will take up her position in the LIBER Office in The Hague during the first half of September 2012.

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