Bibliothek und Information Deutschland (BID) e.V. (Library and Information in Germany - Federal Union of German Library Associations) is the umbrella organization of all institutional and personal members' associations of German librarianship. BID represents the joint interests of its members at national and European level, and on international committees.
In addition to the three institutional and professional associations dbv, BIB and VDB members of BID include the Goethe Institute and the library suppliers ekz.
President - Governing Board
President: Dr. Sabine Homilius (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice-President: Konstanze Söllner
Vice-President: Prof. Dr. Andreas Degkwitz
Prof. Dr. Andreas Degkwitz
Dr. Jochen Johannsen
Dr. Ute Engelkenmeier
Dr. Klaus-Rainer Brintzinger
Representative of the Goethe Institute
Representative of the ekz
Every three years BID hosts the Library Congress in Leipzig, one of the largest professional conferences in Europe. The Congress has traditionally been held immediately before the Leipzig Book Fair in March.
The last Library Congress took place in Leipzig from March 18th to 21st, 2019.
For further information please refer to the congress-website at www.bid-kongress-leipzig.de
BID is a member of IFLA and at European level represents German libraries and library associations in EBLIDA. LIBER, NAPLE and the Anna Lindh Foundation are partners of BID.
BID's permanent commission BI-International (Library and Information International) promotes international professional exchange by means of a grants programme which enables foreign library and information specialists to participate in professional visits to Germany. Likewise it funds study tours and professional visits by German librarians to other countries.
Karl Preusker Medal
BID awards the annual Karl Preusker Medal (Karl-Preusker-Medaille) in memory of Karl Benjamin Preusker (1786-1871) who founded of the first German public library in Grossenhain near Dresden in the year 1828.
The medal is awarded to committed individuals or institutions in recognition of special services to German librarianship.
Last year's medal was awarded to Dr. Hannelore Vogt, director of Stadtbibliothek Köln (city library of Cologne) on October 31st, 2019.
Dr. Monika Braß
Bibliothek & Information Deutschland (BID) e.V.
Telephone: (0 30) 644 98 99-20
Telefax: (0 30) 644 98 99-27