Read more about the organizational structure of our library and meet the management team, staff and team leaders. 

The University Library has four departments: Collections, Data & Publication Support, Digital Resource Management and Education Support. The library management team consists of the director and heads of these departments. Together, they set the direction of the Library.  

The Library is located in the B Building on Woudestein campus. The building also houses the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet (RLK). Both the RLK and the Library of the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague are part of the library organization. 

Faculty Liaisons working within the various departments are responsible for maintaining contact with the faculties and collection development. They also provide workshops in cooperation with the various Information Specialists of the library.  

Management team

  • Portrait of Head department Collections Matthijs Holwerda
    Collections: drs. Matthijs Holwerda
    Matthijs is head of the Collections department. This department is responsible for acquisition, metadata, management and accessibility of both digital content and special collections, including print books and periodicals. The department is also the first point of contact for the cultural literary program of the University Library.
  • Portrait of Head department Data and Publication Support Eugenie van den Hoven
    Data and Publication Support: Eugénie van den Hoven MBA
    Eugénie is head of the Data and Publication Support department. This department is responsible for research support at the faculties.
  • Portrait of Head department Digital Resource Management Petra Busstra
    Digital Resource Management: Petra Busstra
    Petra is head of the Digital Resource Management department. This department is responsible for information management, IT demand management, functional management of systems, license management and managing access to the digital collection.
  • Portrait of Head department Education Support Ineke van der Kramer
    Education Support: Ineke van der Kramer
    Ineke is head of the Education Support department. This department is responsible for education support at the faculties and services at the various library locations.

Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet

  • Bibliothecaris: Roman Koot

    Roman is librarian of the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet (RLK). The collection includes novels, poetry, history, art and books about the city of Rotterdam and is accessible to members and to employees and students of Erasmus University. The RLK also organizes literary and cultural activities. Roman is also curator of Special Collections at the University Library. 

    Email address
    +31 (0)6 40 74 27 03

    Portrait of Head Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet Roman Koot

Team leaders

  • Frontdesk: Wim Vuijk

    The Frontdesk, of which Wim is the team leader, is the welcoming reception area of the University Library. His team of colleagues answer general questions about the library and ensure that the library itself and study areas collections look representative and inviting. Team Frontdesk is part of the Education Support department. 

    Email address
    +31 (0)6 40 12 56 90 

    Portrait of Team leader Front Desk Wim Vuijk
  • Registration: Elsa de Almeida Valente

    The tasks of the Registration team have a practical and executive character. The team registers and administers everything related to the process of acquiring collections, but especially ensures the quality of the metadata of digital and print collections for optimal discoverability of publications. Team Registration is part of the Collections department. 

    Email address
    +31 (0)6 40 02 26 03

    Portrait of Team leader Registration Elsa de Almeide Valente


  • Office manager: Sunita Kalicharan

    Sunita supports the management team with administrative and secretarial tasks. 

    Email address
    +31 (0)6 40 86 96 08

    Portrait of Office manager Sunita Kalicharan

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