Prof. dr. Renaldas Gudauskas
Current position: Director General of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania; Vilnius Lithuania
Prof. dr. Renaldas Gudauskas received his graduate diploma in Library and Information Sciences in Vilnius University. In the Saint Petersburg‘s Institute of Culture he has defended his doctoral dissertation in Social Sciences. Since 1985 professor gave lectures to bachelor and master level students in Vilnius University. In 1996-1998 prof. dr. R. Gudauskas was an Advisor for Information and Communication to the President of Lithuania, in 1998-2000 Vice-minister for Information and informatics, Ministry of Public Administration, in 2001-2005 Advisor to Prime Minister of Lithuania for Science, Education and Information society development.
In 2010 prof. dr. R. Gudauskas became a Director General of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, developing the organization’s core mission – to ensure satisfaction of the Lithuanian knowledge society’s needs for documentary and digital information. The most important priorities are international cooperation, cultural heritage digitization and strategic projects.
Currently prof. R. Gudauskas is a president of association “Bibliotheca Baltica”. His main activity in association is related to the Baltic region library cooperation, project initiation, the international library and information policy-making institutions. The professor is also the national representative of the UNESCO Information for All Programme (IFAP), the European Science Foundation and an Expert of Science Council of Lithuania – (Information Society & eGovernment). In 2012 he was the Management Committee member of The European Library. From 2015 he is IFLA Management and Marketing Committee and the Advisory Board of IFLA Genealogy and Local History Committee member.