Lehmann in Frankfurt am Main, 2009
Klaus-Dieter Lehmann (pronounced [klaʊ̯s ˈdiːtɐ ˈleːman]) (born 29 February 1940 in Breslau) is a German librarian and has been president of the Goethe-Institut since April 2008. In 1988 he became director of the Deutsche Bibliothek, Frankfurt, the national library of West Germany. Following German reunification he fused the library with its East German counterpart in Leipzig; since 2006, the institution has been known as the German National Library. He was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class, in 1996. From 1998 to 2008 he worked as president of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.