Tefko Saracevic

Tefko Saracevic studied electrical engineering at the University of Zagreb, Croatia and completed his master (1962) and Ph.D. (1970) studies in information science at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He taught and conducted research at Case till 1985, when he moved to Rutgers. Saracevic was promoted to Professor II (highest academic rank at Rutgers Univ.) in 1991 and was Associate Dean from 2003 to 2006. Saracevic is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus since 2010. He continues by teaching a Digital Libraries course online every semester. Active internationally, particularly in relation to information problems in developing countries. For over a decade he was involved with the Rockefeller Foundation in design, deployment, and evaluation of compact high-quality, low-cost medical information systems in developing countries. He was a visiting professor at four universities abroad and also worked and consulted with a number of international organizations on development and evaluation of information systems and libraries. Saracevic has given seminars, lectures and courses, or consulted, and presented papers at international meetings in 43 countries, and was an invited keynote speaker at over a dozen international conferences. Co-chair from 2000 to 2014 of the biennial conference and course Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) held in Zadar, Croatia.