Christiane Hergert received her Master of Arts degrees in English and American studies as well as in Library studies from Humboldt University in Berlin, including a study year abroad at Goldsmiths’ College of the University of London.
She has worked in a variety of academic, special, and public libraries in Germany and Great Britain for more than 30 years, starting with the public libraries of Berlin Lichtenberg, followed by the branch library of the Department of Theology of Humboldt University, Westminster Libraries in London and the special library of the Foundation for Further Qualification and Consulting Services on Cultural Activities in Berlin Mitte. From 1998 to 2004 she worked as a librarian and researcher on title protection issues for the Bibliographic Agency and Publishing Company O. Gracklauer.
In 2005, she joined Touro College Berlin and has run and extended the Szloma Albam Library ever since. In addition to managing the book stock and use of databases that serve the study programs of Touro Berlin, she has developed a special collection about Holocaust and related studies based on an extensive book donation from Henry Marx’ private library by his widow Carin Drechsler-Marx.
In her spare time, she commits to voluntary work for the Peter-Weiss-Bibliothek in Berlin Hellersdorf, helping with cataloguing books, setting up book bazaars and organizing cultural events such as public readings and discussions.
Christiane Hergert also serves as Touro Berlin’s Equal Opportunity Officer. Please contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any inquiries regarding reasonable accommodation or complaints concerning the non-discrimination policies.