Flemish politician tours UC Berkeley libraries during swing through Bay Area

Belgian group on tour of libraries
Steve Mendoza, selector for Dutch collections at UC Berkeley Library, fourth from left, leads a contingent of officials from Belgium on a tour of Doe and Moffitt libraries on March 21. (Photos for the UC Berkeley Library)

A bevy of Belgian visitors, including a Flemish cultural minister, swept through some of UC Berkeley’s libraries during a visit last week. After a tour of the campus, a group led by Sven Gatz, minister for Culture, Youth, Media, and Brussels in the Flemish government, took a tour of the Doe and Moffitt libraries. Gatz was joined by six members of the ministry. Steve Mendoza, selector for Dutch collections at the UC Berkeley Library, guided the tour, which, he said, was meant to provide “a sense of the scope of resources we offer our students and faculty” and to show part of the “amazing range of activity taking place in the Library around research and learning.”

Official tours Moffitt LibraryOfficial offers gift of books
Top to bottom: Left to right: Sven Gatz listens to Jean Ferguson, learning and research communities librarian, discuss Moffitt Library, left, and offers Mendoza a gift of books at the close of the Library tour.