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Irena Krivienė

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Irena Krivienė
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Born (1958-08-20) August 20, 1958 (age 65)
🏳️ NationalityLithuanian
💼 Occupation
Director General of Vilnius University Library (since 2009)
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Irena Krivienė  (b. 20 August 1958 in Degsniškiai, Vilkaviškis dist.) is a Lithuanian philologist and librarian.


In 19761982 studied at Vilnius University and acquired a professional qualification of philologist and teacher of German language.

In 1976 started working at Vilnius University Library. In 19942006 held the post of Deputy to Director General of the Library. In 20042006 lectured at the Institute of Librarianship and Information Science of Vilnius University Faculty of Communication (lecture course “Management of Lithuanian Academic Libraries”). In March of 2009 Irena Krivienė has been appointed Director General of Vilnius University Library.

In 20032011 she was a member of the committee for the Lithuanian national UNESCO programme “Memory of the World”[1], since 2018 member of the programme’s peak governing body –  International Advisory Committee (IAC)[2][3].


Krivienė has published scholarly articles in international and Lithuanian journals (“Journal of Library and Information Sciences“,”SCONUL Focus“,”Le Bulletin des bibliothèques de France“, “Knygotyra” (Book Science), “Informacijos mokslai” (Information Science), etc.) as well as translated articles on librarianship from the German language.

  • Bibliotekininkystės ir informacijos studijų vadovas / with co-authors. – Vilnius: VU leidykla, 2009. – 698 p.: iliustr. – ISBN 978-9955-33-496-5.

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  1. "Lithuanian expert was invited to join UNESCO's programme "Memory of the World"". Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Lithuania to UNESCO. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  2. "Director General of Vilnius University Library Irena Kriviene became member of UNESCO's International Advisory Committee". Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  3. "UNESCO's Memory of the World: International Advisory Committee". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 August 2018.