Das (1956) graduated in library sciences (BA) in 1976. Since then, she has
worked in various schools or educational libraries. In 1998, she founded
Meles Meles School Library Service, a private consultancy company for
school libraries and school librarians.
Lourense has been the policy officer for the Dutch Organisation for School
librarians in Secondary Schools (LWSVO) for 5 years. She is currently the
executive officer for the Netherlands Association for Library, Information
and Knowledge Professionals (NVB).
Since 2003, she is coordinator of ENSIL (European Network for School
Libraries and Information Literacy) and Director Europe for IASL. Since
2005 she is secretary of the School libraries and Resource Centres Section