Martina Dragija Ivanović is an assistant professor at the Department of Information Science, University of Zadar, Croatia. Her research interest includes evaluating impact of a public libraries in society, public library services in rural areas especially deprived places. Her research is also focused on the position of information institutions in information society and reading studies and research methods in LIS. Previously she worked as a librarian in Public Library Zadar as coordinator for the development of library network in Zadar County. She is the recipient of the Ljerka Markić Čučuković Award, awarded to the best LIS student at University of Zagreb (1999), the Croatian Librarians' Association (CLA) award Eva Verona which is presented to young librarians, CLA members, for their outstanding dedication to work (2008) . She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.