Juergen Plieninger, born 1955, married, three children.
Vocational education: 1976-1979 Fachhochschule für Bibliothekswesen Stuttgart (college for library science), 1980-1988 study of sociology and european ethnology at the University of Tuebingen, 1989-1995 graduation in sociology.
Occupations: 1979-1980 civil service in a asylum for derelicts, 1982-1990 lecturer at skill courses for civil servants in a charity, 1985-1990 part-time occupation in two special libraries in Tuebingen, since 1990 full-time occupation at the library of the Institute of Political Science, Tuebingen (50.500 vols., 100 journals). Reviewer at several journals since 1996, for example at IFB Abstracts. Lecturer in courses and workshops for library management, online research and library2.0 since 1999. Author of several "checklists" for library/opl-management (in German) since 2004.
Memberships: BIB (Berufsverband Information Bibliothek, German Association of Information and Library Professionals), chair of the Commission for One-Person-Librarians and Arbeitsgemeinschaft Spezialbibliotheken (ASpB, Special Libraries Association), member of the advisory board.
Web-activities: SocialSciencesFAQ, tutorial and webindex, Political Science-FAQ (in German). Author and contributor of several blogs, for example Library News from Germany and some other weblogs in German, for example netbib, Weblog der Virtuellen Fachbibliothek Politikwissenschaft and politikwissenschaft.
Address: c/o Universität Tübingen, Institut für Politikwissenschaft,
Melanchthonstraße 36, D-72074 Tübingen. Tel.: +49 - 7071 - 297 61 41.