has worked as librarian for EWI at Cologne University since April 1996. After completing her Abitur, she decided to study librarianship and document management in Stuttgart. She completed her studies in librarianship in 1991. She then took a year off to go around the world. Before coming to EWI, Ms Schmid was employed in the library of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy between 1992 and 1996.