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With over 15 years' experience, a successful track record and a highly-qualified team, EIFL brings a unique combination of expertise and in-depth knowledge to its work in developing and transition economy countries

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Rima Kupryte is the Director of EIFL. Rima oversees the implementation of EIFL’s overall organizational strategy and operations. Rima has been managing EIFL since its inception. Under Rima’s leadership, EIFL has grown into a thriving international organization working in more than 60 developing and transition economy (read more)
Andrius Kriščiūnas is the Finance Manager for EIFL. Andrius oversees the financial and operational systems of EIFL with tasks including but not limited to financial accounting and reporting, budgeting and grants management. Prior to joining EIFL in 2005, Andrius held many manager positions in banks in Lithuania. (read more)
Carla MacCallum Grazioli is the Programmes and Events Coordinator at EIFL. Carla manages the General Assembly, EIFL’s annual knowledge sharing event, and supports programmes and operations. Before joining EIFL, Carla worked for the British Council managing the Rome Library and Information Services and also managing (read more)
Edvaldas Baltrunas is the Programme Coordinator for the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP). Edvaldas supports EIFL-PLIP grants management and coordinates activities related to sub-granting. Edvaldas joined EIFL from ISM University of Management and Economics, Vilnius, where he managed the library's (read more)
Emanuella Giavarra LLM is the Legal Advisor for the EIFL Licensing programme and Copyright and Libraries programme. Emanuella is involved in the drafting and negotiations of licence agreements with publishers. She is also reviewing national copyright laws, drafting position papers and providing legal assistance in (read more)
Gwen Franck is the Open Access Programme Coordinator for EIFL. Gwen provides programme support on a part-time basis to three European Open Access projects which EIFL is involved in: FOSTER, PASTEUR4OA and OpenAIRE. Since 2013, Gwen has also been the regional coordinator for Creative Commons, overseeing the activities (read more)
Iryna Kuchma is the Open Access Programme Manager for EIFL. Iryna has been managing the Open Access programme since 2008. Her responsibilities include the development, delivery and evaluation of a range of open access related activities. Under Iryna's management, the Open Access Programme has many achievements, (read more)
Jean Fairbairn is the Communications Manager for EIFL. Jean develops, coordinates, and manages all communication activities that engage and encourage stakeholders to support EIFL’s mission. Jean coordinates day-to-day communications through the EIFL website, newsletters and social media and upholds the organization’s (read more)
Monika Elbert is Senior Policy Advisor for EIFL. Monika provides input and guidance on strategic and policy developments. Monika has been involved with EIFL from the beginning, leading on its core initiative at the time of creating national library consortia in the growing number of countries joining EIFL’s network. (read more)
Ramune Petuchovaite is the Public Library Innovation Programme Manager for EIFL. Her responsibilities include the development, delivery and evaluation of a range of activities which support piloting innovative public library services that contribute to community development. Since 2012, Ramune has worked with over 30 (read more)
Romy Beard is the Manager of the Licensing Programme for EIFL. Romy negotiates with publishers to secure affordable access to commercial e-resources on behalf of EIFL partner countries and works with library consortia to encourage subscriptions and usage. Before joining EIFL in 2014, Romy worked in academic online (read more)
Teresa Hackett is the Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager for EIFL. Teresa launched the programme in 2005, and has overseen the development and delivery of a wide range of copyright related activities. Through her leadership Teresa has helped grow a dynamic network of specialist librarians, many of whom have (read more)
Ugne Lipeikaite is the Impact Manager for EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP). Ugne oversees impact planning and evaluation for EIFL-PLIP. For the last several years, Ugne has built the impact evaluation framework and tools that are now being used by EIFL-PLIP grantees. She is also supporting the (read more)