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Uldis Zariņš

Deputy State Secretary for Cultural Policy
Uldis.Zarins [at] km.gov.lv

 

  • Education:
    • 1998 - 2012 University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences, Master degree in „Library and Information Science”
    • 1992 - 1997 University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences, Bachelor degree in „Library and Information Science”

 

  • Work experience
    • 2018 - present Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia Deputy State Secretary for Cultural Policy
    • 2015 - 2018 National Library of Latvia Director of Development
    • 2016 Stichting Europeana Head of The European Library
    • 2012 - 2015 National Library of Latvia Head of Strategic Development
    • 2009 - 2012 National Library of Latvia Head of Digital Library
    • 2008 - 2009 National news agency „LETA” Head of Business development
    • 2006 - 2008 National news agency „LETA” IT project manager
    • 2005 - 2006 LLC „Marketinga tehnologiju birojs” Market analyst
    • 2003 - 2005 LLC „Lattelekom” / LLC „Mediastream” Editor of news portal „Apollo.lv”
    • 2002 - 2003 U.S. Embassy in Latvia Administrative assistant
    • 2001 - 2002 LLC „Graftona Internets” Editor-in-chief of portal „Gamenet.lv”
    • 2000 British Embassy in Latvia Information and Commercial assistant
    • 1996 - 1999 U.S. Embassy in Latvia U.S. Information Resource Center Information specialist

 

  • Professional activities: 
    • 2017 - present Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana (DCHE) Representative of the Republic of Latvia
    • 2017 - 2019 Stichting Europeana Member of Governing Board
    • 2017 - 2019 Europeana Network Association Member of Management Board
    • 2017 Library Association of Latvia President
    • 2015 - 2019 Europeana Network Association Member of Members Council
    • 2015 - 2018 European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) Member of Executive Committee
    • 2014 - 2016 Library Association of Latvia Vice President
    • 2013 - 2015 Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) Member of Copyright and Legal Matters working group
    • 2011 - 2015 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Member of the Copyright and other Legal Matters advisory committee (CLM)
    • 2011 - 2015 European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) Member of the Expert Group on Information Law (EGIL)

 

  • Training and courses:
    • 2015 „Basics of pedagogy for teachers in vocational education”, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Lifelong learning centre, Riga
    • 2014 „Institutional framework and legislative system of the EU, the decision-making process in the EU and development of the documents of the EU in the framework of training for the Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union”, Latvian School of Public administration, Riga
    • 2013 Summer school „International copyright law”, Institute for Information Law, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
    • 2012 Summer school “Policies and Practices in Access to Digital Archives: Towards a New Research and Policy Agenda”, Central European University, Budapest
    • 2006 „Project Management”, Macibu Komercfirma, Riga

 

  • Languages:
    • Latvian - native
    • English - fluent
    • Russian - fluent