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Ciro Llueca

Ciro Llueca

Operative group: Library and Learning Resources. Director

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How can Ciro Llueca help you?

He is director of the Library and Learning Resources department and director of Editorial UOC. His duties include liaising between the executive team and those running the UOC's day-to-day operations in order to turn strategy into methods and methods into results. He is involved in three main areas of responsibility:

The first is to ensure quality and students' access to the learning resources, in accordance with a given schedule, budget, and legal and quality guidelines.

The second is to ensure that the university community has access to information collections and services that help it in its learning, academic or research work.

The third is to help researchers, journals and publishing activities at the UOC to make the greatest possible impact in their fields and to enthuse the whole community with the spirit of open science.

Education and professional career

He has been linked with the university both as a student and as a teacher. He holds an official diplomatura degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Barcelona (UB), an official llicenciatura degree in Information Science from the UOC, a postgraduate course in Information Services in Organizations also from the UOC, and a master's degree in Digital Documentation from Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).

He has accumulated some 20 years of professional experience in both public and private centres, libraries, archives and cultural centres. He has worked with ELIS, the largest international open access repository about information science.

He has also worked concurrently as a teacher in several centres, in Catalonia and Latin America, and he is an adjunct professor at the UB; he combines this task with his role as director of the UOC Library.

He currently combines his roles as director of the UOC's Library and executive director of Editorial UOC with coordination duties for both the Repositories working group of the Spanish University Libraries Network (REBUIN-CRUE) and the Libraries and Intellectual Property working group of the Spanish Federation of Societies of Archivist, Librarians, Documentalist and Museology (FESABID). Furthermore, he is a member of the advisory board for Anuari de Biblioteques, Llibres i Lectura, a University of Barcelona publication and the Official Association of Librarians-Documentalists of Catalonia.

Personal interests

Família. Lectura i audiovisual. Tango guardia vieja & vanguardia.