I am a semi-retired information scientist (formerly Universiteit van Amsterdam), as a visiting professor connected to Department of Information Science of the University of Pretoria. I have a Ma in Sociology (UvA) and a PhD. In Information Science (UP). My research concentrates on the access to information, especially on information literacy and the role of (school) libraries. Among others I'm the Information Officer of the IFLA Information Literacy section, member of IFLA School Libraries and Resource Centers section, member of the board of ENSIL and member of IASL and the Dutch Library Association. I participated in several UNESCO Expert Group Meetings on Media and Information Literacy and coordinated the worldwide UNESCO TtT in Information Literacy workshops series.