Dr. Hannelore Vogt is the director of the Cologne Public Library. Under her leadership, the Cologne Public Library won the national Library of the Year award in 2015. She was previously director of the Würzburg Public Library, which was also selected as Library of the Year during her tenure. In 2016 she was named “Cultural Manager of the Year” by the Cologne Cultural Department. Dr. Vogt has a degree in Library Science, a Master’s Degree in Cultural Management and Doctorate in Marketing. In addition she served on the board of the Goethe Institute’s “Information & Library” division, and as strategic advisor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.