Dr. Daiva Janavičienė
Phone: (8 5) 239 8671
She graduated in Librarianship and Bibliography from Vilnius University in 1986 and obtained a doctorate degree (Communication and Information) at Vilnius University’s Faculty of Communication in 2002. In 1998–2016, she discontinuously worked at Klaipėda University (a lecturer and subsequently a professor). Since 2017, a staff member of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania.
Her research interests include library services, professional qualities of librarians, reading and bibliotherapy. In her research, she applies quantitative and qualitative methods.
The subject of her main current research is “Impact of COVID-19 on reading”, which addresses possibilities to apply bibliotherapy for people experiencing exclusion. She is involved in the 2021 international project “Libraries of Emotions” (LOE) implemented together with the Kaunas Vincas Kudirka Municipal Public Library under the Creative Europe Programme (2014–2020)”. The project’s task is to select and evaluate fiction books in order to allow readers to choose them for their matching certain emotions. In 2021, she joined the National Library’s study group on the investigation of users of the LIBIS Catalogue.