Frank Huysmans studied sociology and communication science at the University of Nijmegen (NL) (1987-1992) and completed a PhD in social sciences in 2001 on media use and the temporal organization of daily life in families. From 2001-2010 he worked as (senior) researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP), a leading government policy advisory institute. Since 2005 he holds a special chair in library science at the faculty of humanities of the University of Amsterdam. He worked as program manager in research and knowledge sharing at the Netherlands Institute for Public Libraries (SIOB) before becoming an independent researcher and policy advisor at WareKennis, The Hague. He is advisor on library matters at the Dutch Council for Culture, which advises the ministry of education, culture and science in its cultural policy. He has (co-) written over 10 books and publishes in both academic and trade journals in library and information as well as communication science. He is member of editorial boards of various scientific and professional magazines as well as columnist and blogger about public information provision and policy.