Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies
Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Polona Vilar is Associate Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, where she teaches and researches. She teaches courses in areas of information behaviour, information sources and services, users of information sources, information literacy, school and public librarianship.
At the Scientific and Research Institute of Faculty of Arts she is member of the research group 0581-013 Information and Library Science. Her research interests are information behaviour, users of information services, information literacy, school and public librarianship, teaching in LIS. She was also member of expert group in the project EUCLID European Curriculum Reflections on Library and Information Science Education. The project resulted in a manual which can be found at http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Dec-06/EuropeanLIS.pdf. From 2011 she has been included in research project V5-1016, funded by the Slovenian Research Agency. Within this project dr. Vilar is in charge of an extensive survey of infomation behaviour of Slovenian researchers.
Dr. Vilar has published in various international journals, among them Journal of Documentation, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, International Journal of Information Management, Program, Information Retrieval, and Information Research, Libri, as well as in national professional journals Knjižnica (Library) and Šolska knjižnica (School Library). Her doctoral dissertation, finished in 2007, received an Emerald Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in 2008. She has also served as reviewer for Journal of Documentation, Information Research and Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. She has been member of editorial boards of both national journals Knjižnica (Library) and Šolska knjižnica (School Library), as well as served as their reviewer. At professional level dr. Vilar has taught in many continuous education courses for National and University Library and the National Education Institute of the Republic of Slovenia which were mainly aimed at librarians and school librarians in particular.