Anna Wałek

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Dr Anna Wałek

Member since: 03/14/2017 - 09:40
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Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
Library and Information Science
Other (professional title): 
Library Director
Organization name: 
Gdańsk University of Technology
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President of the International Association of University Libraries (IATUL). The director of the Gdańsk University of Technology (Gdańsk Tech) Library. An experienced library manager specializing in change management; expert in the field of Open Science, digital libraries, as well as organization and management of a scientific library. She conducts scientific research in the field of Open Access, Open Science, data management in various scientific disciplines, metadata for research data, and data management support services - incl. defining the role and tasks of data stewards and data librarians. Member of the IATUL Board of Directors (since 2018) and, since January 2022, President of IATUL. Also a member of several international organizations, working groups and bodies actively working for Open Science, incl.: SPARC Europe Board of Directors, CESAER (Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research), Research Data Alliance, GO FAIR (Data Stewardship Competence Centers Implementation Network national chapter coordinator), EOSC Association. Plenipotentiary of the Rector of the GdańskTech for Open Science. Initiator and creator of the Open Science Competence Center at the Gdańsk University of Technology and the Polish National Data Stewards Network. Coordinator ad project manager of several projects and initiatives. In the years 2007-2016, she worked at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, wherein 2013, as the Rector's Proxy for the Organization of the Center for Scientific and Technical Information (CWINT), she developed the concept of organization and functioning of a new university unit, combining the functions of a university library, departments responsible for university cooperation with the economy, technology transfer and intellectual property management. From January 2014, she was the first director of CWINT and the director of the WrUT Libraries. Author and co-author of scientific articles, conference publications, presentations and posters related to Open Science and research support and library management. Organizer and member of program committees of national and international conferences and meetings popularizing issues related to openness and FAIR-ness in science.

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