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Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies

Prof. Dr. Polona Vilar

Prof. dr. Polona Vilar has been employed at the Department of Librarianship, Information Science and Book Science of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana since 1999, and she also headed it in 2017-19. She is habilitated for Information Science (assistant since 1999, assistant professor since 2008, associate professor since 2014, full professor since 2019). She researches and teaches information behavior, information and reading literacy, school and public libraries. Her bibliography contains over 140 works (articles, books, chapters, papers, translations, dictionaries) and almost 100 mentorships. She has been involved in various national and international research projects for more than 20 years, worked as a visiting professor and researcher with the universities of London City, Graz, Hildesheim, Pisa, Barcelona, ??Zadar, Osijek, Zagreb etc. She is active in the continuing education of librarians and teachers. She is a member of the international standing program committees of scientific conferences CoLIS (Conceptions of Library and Information Science), which she successfully brought to Slovenia in June 2019, and ISIC (Information Seeking in Context) and in the term until 2023 member of Standing Committee of Information Literacy Section of IFLA. She has been a member of the FF Senate (since 2014), the FF Habilitation Committee (since 2019), the National Council for Library Activity (since 2017), and in 2017-19 she chaired the UL Library System Development Commission. In 2003 and 2019 she received the Kalan award from Union of Library Associations of SLovenia for important publications, in 2008 the Emerald / EFMD award for excellent doctoral dissertation and in 2013 the FF student association award for quality teaching.


1.01 Empirical papers

  1. VILAR, Polona, ZABUKOVEC, Vlasta. Research data management and research data literacy in Slovenian science. Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, 2018, vol. 75, iss. 1, str. 24-43, ilustr., doi: 10.1108/JD-03-2018-0042. [COBISS.SI-ID 68291682]

  2. MIZRACHI, Diane, VILAR, Polona, et al., AFRIS Research Group. Academic reading format preferences and behaviors among university students worldwide : a comparative survey analysis. PloS one, ISSN 1932-6203, 2018, vol. 13, no. 5, str. e197444-1-e197444-32., doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0197444. [COBISS.SI-ID 31439911]

  3. VILAR, Polona, JUŽNIČ, Primož. Central humanist library at Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana : yesterday - today - tomorrow?. Information and learning science. 2017, vol. 118, no. 1/2, str. 90-106, tabele. ISSN 2398-5348. [COBISS.SI-ID 64165730]

  4. MIZRACHI, Diane, BOUSTANY, Joumana, KURBANOGLU, Serap, TODOROVA, Tanja, VILAR, Polona. Academic reading format international study (ARFIS) : investigating students around the world. V: KURBANOGLU, Serap (ur.). Information literacy : key to an inclusive society : 4th European Conference, ECIL 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, October 10-13, 2016 : revised selected papers. Cham [etc.]: Springer, 2016. Str. 215-227. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 676. ISBN 978-3-319-52161-9, ISBN 978-3-319-52162-6. ISSN 1865-0929. [COBISS.SI-ID 64345954]

  5. VILAR, Polona, JUŽNIČ, Primož, BARTOL, Tomaž. Information behaviour of Slovenian researchers: investigation of activities, preferences and characteristics. Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, 2015, vol. 20, no. 2, [paper 670]. [COBISS.SI-ID 57703778]

  6. VILAR, Polona, ŠAUPERL, Alenka. Archives, Quo Vadis et Cum Quibus?: archivists' self-perceptions and perceptions of users of contemporary archives. International journal of information management, ISSN 0268-4012. [Print ed.], 2015, vol. 35., no. 5, str. 551-560, ilustr., doi: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2015.06.001. [COBISS.SI-ID 57851490

  7. JUG, Tjaša, VILAR, Polona. Focus group interview through storytelling : researching pre-school children's attitudes towards books and reading. Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, 2015, vol. 71, iss. 6, str. 1300-1316. [COBISS.SI-ID 58201698]

  8. VILAR, Polona, ŠAUPERL, Alenka. Archival literacy: different users, different information needs, behaviour and skills. V: KURBANOGLU, Serap (ur.). Information literacy: lifelong learning and digital citizenship in the 21st century : Second European Conference, ECIL 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 20-23, 2014 : Proceedings. Berlin: Springer, December 30, 2014. Str. 149-159. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 492. ISBN 978-3-319-14135-0, ISBN 978-3-319-14136-7. ISSN 1865-0929. [COBISS.SI-ID 56250210]

  9. VILAR, Polona, BON, Milena. Children and young adults - hospital patients, prisoners, and with developmental disorders - who cannot come to Slovenian public libraries : a national survey. Libri. 2014, vol. 64, no. 4, str. 350-368. ISSN 0024-2667., DOI: 10.1515/libri-2014-0028. [COBISS.SI-ID 56224866]

  10. VILAR, Polona, ŽUMER, Maja. Information searching behaviour of young Slovenian researchers. Program : electronic library and information systems, ISSN 0033-0337, 2011, vol. 45, no. 3, str. 279-293. [COBISS.SI-ID 46509410]

  11. VILAR, Polona, ŽUMER, Maja. Comparison and evaluation of the user interfaces of e-journals II : perceptions of the users. Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, 2008, vol. 64, no. 6, str. 816-841. [COBISS.SI-ID 37830498]

  12. VILAR, Polona, ŽUMER, Maja. Perceptions and importance of user friendliness of IR systems according to users' individual characteristics and academic discipline. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, ISSN 1532-2882. [Print ed.], Okt. 2008, [Vol. 59, issue 12, 14 str.]. [COBISS.SI-ID 37262178]

  13. VILAR, Polona, ŽUMER, Maja, BATES, Jessica. Information seeking and information retrieval curriculum development for courses taught in two LIS schools : the cases of Ljubljana and Dublin. Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, Okt. 2007, vol. 12, no. 4, [22] str. [COBISS.SI-ID 35356770]

  14. BAWDEN, David, ROBINSON, Lyn, ANDERSON, Theresa, BATES, Jessica, RUTKAUSKIENE, Ugne, VILAR, Polona. Towards Curriculum 2.0: library/information education for a Web 2.0 world. Library and information research, ISSN 1756-1086, 2007, vol. 31, no. 99, str. 14-25. [COBISS.SI-ID 36000354]

  15. BAWDEN, David, VILAR, Polona. Digital libraries: to meet or manage user expectations. Aslib proceedings : New Information Perspectives, ISSN 0001-253X, 2006, vol. 58, no. 4, str. 346-354. [COBISS.SI-ID 34589794]

  16. VILAR, Polona, ŽUMER, Maja. Comparison and evaluation of the user interfaces of e-journals. Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, 2005, vol. 61, no. 2, str. 203-227. [COBISS.SI-ID 29082722]

  17. BAWDEN, David, VILAR, Polona. Digital libraries: to meet or manage user expectations. Aslib proceedings : New Information Perspectives. 2006, vol. 58, no. 4, str. 346-354. ISSN 0001-253X. [COBISS.SI-ID 34589794

1.02 Survey papers

  1. VILAR, Polona. Information behaviour of scholars. Libellarium. 2014, vol. 7, no. 1, str. 17-39. ISSN 1846-9213., DOI: 10.15291/libellarium.v7i1.194. [COBISS.SI-ID 57203042]

  2. BAWDEN, David, VILAR, Polona, ZABUKOVEC, Vlasta. Education and training for digital librarians : a Slovenia/UK comparison. Aslib proceedings : New Information Perspectives. 2005, vol. 57, issue 1, str. 85-98. ISSN 0001-253X. [COBISS.SI-ID 30085730]

  3. BAWDEN, David, PETUCHOVAITE, Ramune, VILAR, Polona. Are we effective? How would we know? : approaches to the evaluation of library services in Lithuania, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. New library world. vol. 106, no. 9/10, str. 454-463. ISSN 0307-4803. [COBISS.SI-ID 31298402]

1.16 Scientific book chapters

  1. BAWDEN, David, BATES, Jessica, CORDEIRO, Ines, STEINEROVÁ, Jela, VAKKARI, Pertti, VILAR, Polona. Information seeking and information retrieval. V: KAJBERG, Leif (ur.), LØRRING, Leif (ur.). European curriculum reflections on library and information science education. [Copenhagen], Denmark: The Royal School of Library and Information Science. 2005, str. 84-100. [COBISS.SI-ID 32148834]

  2. VILAR, Polona, ZABUKOVEC, Vlasta. Kakovostna šolska knjižnica - pomemben dejavnik pri razvoju veščin bralne in informacijske pismenosti. V: HARAMIJA, Dragica (ur.). Bralna pismenost v predšolski vzgoji in izobraževanju. 1. izd. Maribor: Univerzitetna založba Univerze, 2017. Str. 123-133, ilustr. ISBN 978-961-286-101-8. [COBISS.SI-ID 66623074]

  3. VILAR, Polona, HARAMIJA, Dragica. Metodologija in nekateri vsebinski poudarki ciljnega raziskovalnega projekta Kulturni in sistemski dejavniki bralne pismenosti v Sloveniji. V: SARDOČ, Mitja (ur.), ŽAGAR, Igor Ž. (ur.), MLEKUŽ, Ana (ur.). Raziskovanje v vzgoji in izobraževanju danes : [večavtorska znanstvena monografija]. Ljubljana: Pedagoški inštitut, 2017. Str. 143-159, 268-270. Digitalna knjižnica, Dissertationes, 31. ISBN 978-961-270-258-8, ISBN 978-961-270-259-5. [COBISS.SI-ID 23387144]

  4. VILAR, Polona. Branje, zaklad življenja : knjižnica in predšolski otrok. V: HARAMIJA, Dragica (ur.). V objemu besed : razvijanje družinske pismenosti. Maribor: Univerzitetna založba Univerze, 2017. Str. 173-174. ISBN 978-961-286-079-0. [COBISS.SI-ID 23427080]


2.01 Scientific monographs

  1. VILAR, Polona, VODEB, Gorazd, BON, Milena, KOVAČ, Miha, JUŽNIČ, Primož. Proaktivna splošna knjižnica za bralno pismenost in bralno kulturo. Ljubljana: Zveza bibliotekarskih društev Slovenije, 2017. 130 str., ilustr. ISBN 978-961-6683-35-7. [COBISS.SI-ID 291642880]

  2. VODEB, Gorazd, TRČEK, Franc, VILAR, Polona. Informacijsko vedenje na slovenskem podeželju : študija primera. Ljubljana: Zveza bibliotekarskih društev Slovenije, 2015. 263 str., preglednice, graf. prikazi. ISBN 978-961-6683-30-2, ISBN 978-961-6683-02-9. [COBISS.SI-ID 282642688]

2.06 Dictionaries etc.

  1. KANIČ, Ivan (avtor, urednik), LEDER, Zvonka, UJČIČ, Majda, VILAR, Polona, VODEB, Gorazd. Bibliotekarski terminološki slovar, (Knjižnica, 53(2009),3-4). Ljubljana: Zveza bibliotekarskih društev Slovenije: Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnica, 2009. 370 str. ISBN 978-961-6162-55-5. [COBISS.SI-ID 105534208]

  2. KANIČ, Ivan, DIMEC, Zlata, VILAR, Polona. Angleško-slovenski slovar bibliotekarske terminologije = English-Slovenian dictionary of library terminology, (Multilingual dictionaries of library terminology). Ljubljana: Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnica, 2002. 145 str. ISBN 961-6162-53-5. [COBISS.SI-ID 105533696]

2.12 Research reports

  1. VILAR, Polona, ŽUMER, Maja, PISANSKI, Jan, KRTALIĆ, Maja, et al. Intelectual output 05 : policy recommendations for the harmonization of the entry requirements and learning outcomes in information science in Europe. 36 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 69926242]

  2. HARAMIJA, Dragica (vodja projekta, avtor), VRŠNIK PERŠE, Tina, BATIČ, Janja (sodelavec pri raziskavi), HMELAK, Maja (sodelavec pri raziskavi), IVANUŠ-GRMEK, Milena (sodelavec pri raziskavi), KOŠIR, Katja (sodelavec pri raziskavi), LICARDO, Marta (sodelavec pri raziskavi), LIPOVEC, Alenka (sodelavec pri raziskavi), ROPIČ, Marija (sodelavec pri raziskavi), VIZJAK PUŠKAR, Nika (sodelavec pri raziskavi), KRAJNC IVIČ, Mira (sodelavec pri raziskavi), PULKO, Simona (sodelavec pri raziskavi), ZEMLJAK JONTES, Melita (sodelavec pri raziskavi), SAKSIDA, Igor (sodelavec pri raziskavi), VILAR, Polona (sodelavec pri raziskavi), PERKO, Manca (sodelavec pri raziskavi), POTOČNIK, Petra (sodelavec pri raziskavi), JAMNIK, Tilka (sodelavec pri raziskavi), PICCO, Kristina (sodelavec pri raziskavi), PREGL, Slavko (sodelavec pri raziskavi). Končno poročilo o izvedenih aktivnostih v okviru projekta V objemu besed. Maribor: Pedagoška fakulteta, 2017. [COBISS.SI-ID 23580424]

  3. VILAR, Polona (vodja projekta), KOVAČ, Miha, JUŽNIČ, Primož, ZABUKOVEC, Vlasta, HARAMIJA, Dragica, BATIČ, Janja, SAKSIDA, Igor, VODEB, Gorazd, KODRIČ-DAČIĆ, Eva, BON, Milena. Zaključno poročilo ciljnega raziskovalnega projekta V5-1506 - Kulturni in sistemski dejavniki bralne pismenosti v Sloveniji : trajanje projekta 15. 10. 2015-15. 10. 2016. [Ljubljana: s. n., 2016]. 219 f., tabele. [COBISS.SI-ID 22792456]

2.13 Reports

  1. AUPIČ, Marko, BRENČIČ, Polona, FRAS POPOVIĆ, Sabina, LESJAK, Blaž, PODBREŽNIK VUKMIR, Breda, VILAR, Polona, VODEB, Gorazd, ZDRAVJE, Ana. Doseganje razvojnih usmeritev Standardov za splošne knjižnice veljavnih v obdobju 2005-2017 : raziskava. 1. izd. [Ljubljana]: Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnica, 2018. Center za razvoj knjižnic, Študije. ISBN 978-961-6551-87-8. ISSN 2386-0332. [COBISS.SI-ID 295261952]

  2. KODRIČ-DAČIĆ, Eva, VODEB, Gorazd, BON, Milena, POLIČNIK-ČERMELJ, Tereza, VILAR, Polona. Vzpostavitev infrastrukture za zagotavljanje enakih možnosti dostopa do publikacij slepim in slabovidnim ter osebam z motnjami branja.Model Knjižnice za slepe, slabovidne in osebe z motnjami branja, vključno z modelom zagotavljanja in koordinacije knjižničnih storitev za slepe, slabovidne in osebe z motnjami branja na področju celotne države. Ljubljana: Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnica, 2014. [COBISS.SI-ID 284129792]

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Welcome day for Exchange Students

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Online presentation for international students

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