Started her university teaching and scientific career at the University of Zagreb, Department of Information Sciences, in 1983 as research assistant, and moved on to a position of an assistant professor, associate professor (after defending her PhD in the field of Information Sciences in 1991, and full professor (2001). Before retirement she was the Full Professor and Head of the University Department of Information Sciences at the University of Zadar, from 2007 to 2012, and Head of the Department of Information Sciences at the University of Osijek, from 2003 to 2007. In 2008 she was appointed as the Dean of the PhD program Knowledge Society and the Information Transfer, University of Zadar.
She taught as visiting professor in Eisenstadt, at the University of Graz, Austria and on several occasions she lectured short-term to graduate and PhD students at Boras University, Sweden. In October 2019 she was Visiting Professor at the Wellington University, New Zealand.
She is an author of three books, nine chapters in books, over 120 research and professional papers (in Croatian, English and Italian), over 50 reviews and opinion papers. She has edited 25 books and serves at several international journals as a member of their editorial boards. She presented papers and gave invited or keynote speeches at many domestic and international conferences.
She acted as a Chair of the American Society for Information Science and Technology / European Chapter (2003-2009), Euclid – European Association of LIS university departments (2008-2014) and Croatian Council on Libraries (2013 to present). She was a co-director of LIDA Conferences from 2000 to 2014 and was a member of PC for several international conferences such as CoLIS, ECDL, QQML2009, and a reviewer for ASIST, ALA, ECDL and several other international conferences.
She received Kukuljević’s Award (Croatian highest award in LIS field) and Thompson/ISI Outstanding Teacher of Information Science 2006 – Award given by ASIST.